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Earl Louis Miller Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1927 - 2020

Earl Louis MillerEarl “Pug” Louis Miller

WHEELERSBURG-Earl “Pug” Louis Miller, 92, of Wheelersburg passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at his home. Pug was born October 11, 1927 in Wheelersburg to the late Louis John Miller and Mary Barney Miller. Pug was retired as an agent from Nationwide Insurance and he is a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church and did maintenance at the church; volunteered at St. Monica’s food pantry; made tons of popcorn for Wheelersburg concessions, maintained the football field for almost 50 years and is a member of the Wheelersburg Hall of Fame. Pug dearly loved dancing, gardening, wine making and attending his grand children’s many activities. In addition to his parents, Pug was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Imogene Turner Miller January 21, 2019, whom he married July 1, 1950 at St. Peter’s Church in Wheelersburg. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Ralph Miller. Pug is survived by four sons, David (Jeanne Ann) Miller, Michael (Teri) Miller, Dean (Leah) Miller and Rick Miller; three daughters, Karen Miller, Diane (Steve) Allen and Nancy (Jeff) Stegman; sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to caregivers Tammy Harris and Brenda Quick, hospice nurse Leslie Toland and aide Misty Leadingham.

Due to COVID restrictions, there will be a private mass for the family, 11:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2020 at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church with Fr. David Glockner officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with recitation of the rosary at 8:00 pm. Masks and social distancing is recommended. The funeral home does not provide masks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Pug’s name be made to Wheelersburg Athletic Association or SOMC Hospice. Condolences to the family may be made at

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There are currently 13 condolences.

Tammy Schulte Wickline
Saturday November 14, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our parents were always great friends. Now they’re all in Heaven together with Mr. Haller watching football and playing cards.??????
Janice Drexler (Riepenhoff)
Friday October 9, 2020 at 10:26 AM

I was saddened to hear of Pug's death. He and Betty were such sweet people. I enjoyed talking to them both whenever I was in town. My sympathies and prayers for all of the family.
Becky and Bruce Dripps
Thursday October 8, 2020 at 2:35 PM

Such a great couple, such a great family.. love them all. Bless you all in this tender time.
Jeff And Sandy
Thursday October 8, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Our Deepest Condolences and Sympathy's To Pug's Family!!! He will Be truly missed by Many!!!
Connie Lee
Thursday October 8, 2020 at 3:26 AM

Earl & Mary were such sweet,sweet people. They loved to come & dance in Portsmouth @ the life center when we had our monthly ballroom dancing.. I had the pleasure of dancing with Earl & he was smooth performer. Go rest high with Mary ...
Kathy Russell
Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 2:49 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Pug’s passing. He and Betty were such a wonderful loving couple. May God grant him eternal peace. My prayers are with all of the family. ????????
Sharon Chamberlin Wright
Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 1:05 PM

So sorry to hear about your dad. I bet he’s already In heaven dancing With your mom. They had such a wonderful life together. Sharon Bihl Wright
Bill Marshall
Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 6:28 AM

My deepest condolences to the entire Miller family. Earl was a very good friend of mine. May the peace of the Lord be with you all. Bill Marshall
Tim Bowen
Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 4:41 PM

Pug was one of the first people I remember meeting when I was little. He would be outside of the church with the boys selling the Sunday paper. One of the nicest men I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Martha Fenimore
Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Such a loving man?? Will always hold a special place in my heart send love as. Prayers to a beautiful family ????????
melvin williams
Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Pug was a great man. I knew him since I was a teenager and I always liked him real well. I haven't talked to him much in later years but saw him quite often working in his garden as I was passing by his home.
Donna and Steve Wiseman
Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Karen I am so sorry for your loss, know that you and your family are in our thoughtsprayers prayers
Michael Hannah
Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 2:45 PM

Nicest people I ever met... again. They will definitely be remembered.

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