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.