John Miller, Sr.

John “Big John” Vance Miller, Sr., 81 of Gulfport, Florida passed away peacefully on November 2, 2020. John was born in Toronto, Ohio on April 6, 1939. He was the son of Donald and Thelma Miller. John graduated from Jefferson High School. He was a truck driver for a steel mill and became a contract worker when he and his family moved to Florida.  John was an avid drag car racer, loved to be with family, work in the garage, watch his favorite football team “The Pittsburgh Steelers”, camping and relaxing on the front porch of his home. He also had a love for all types of music. 

John is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carol Ann Miller and their two children John V. Miller Jr (wife: Robin) and Starla K. Krickler (husband: Ron); sisters Vickie Hayes and Bonnie Cunningham; grandchildren Christopher V. Miller (wife: Bobbi), HollyAnn M. Ormond (husband: Derek), Brian L. Miller, Kayla M. Krickler (fiancé’: Joseph Caldarelli) and great grandson Braxon J. Caldarelli. He is proceeded in death by his sisters Verna Ingram and Karen Sue Miller. 

John’s celebration of life with viewing will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Taylor Family Funeral Home (5300 Park Blvd. N, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781). The family will be speaking and invites guests to say something in his honor as well. 

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Meghan McCarter
2 months ago

Pap! 🥰 He was always such a gentle, kind and caring man. I never had a relationship with either of my grandpas but for the last 20 years I had Pap and boy wa that EVERYTHING I could have asked for! Holidays, birthdays, random weeknights and Sunday dinners he always made me feel invited and a part of the family. I was lucky enough to see Pap in his final days and even though he was in pain he still was carrying on, joking and laughing like he always did with me. I will miss his strength, kindness and warmth.… Read more »

Misty Eison
2 months ago

Uncle John was simply fun and full of laughter … I will always cherish our visits …I’ll never forget listening to his stories while drinking beer and listening to music with him all while hanging in the garage and front porch! He loved his family and friends… He adored his bride of 60 years and he sure would let you know that! Thank you Uncle John for the laughs and the love you have shared with me… Always making me feel like family!!! ❤️

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