John Jefferson "J.J." Miller

July 19, 1966 - April 11, 2022
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John Jefferson ‘J.J.’ Miller, age 55 of Wapakoneta, passed at 6:36 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2022 at St. Rita’s Mercy Health. He was born July 19, 1966 in Lima, Ohio to the late Bernard I. and Betty J. (Ray) Miller. He was preceded in death by his partner of 30 years, Mark J. Schaub, who passed on June 16, 2014

J.J. had worked as an apartment manager. He enjoyed traveling, camping, music, and dancing. He will be remembered as a people person who had a great sense of humor.

Survivors include 4 sisters- Shirley M. (David) Lenhart of Wapakoneta; Sheila A. (James) Morris of Wapakoneta; Janice F. Wehrman of Elida; Brenda K. (Dave) Greve of Wapakoneta; 2 brothers – Jeff L. Miller of Wapakoneta; Bernard I. ‘Bernie’ Miller, Jr. of Wapakoneta; 6 nieces and 5 nephews.

Private graveside services will be in Resthaven Cemetery, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice.

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Born: July 19, 1966
Died: April 11, 2022

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Caroline posted on 4/17/22

20 years ago 2 strangers met over a pool game and became instant friends. I will miss laughing, joking and watching TV with you my friend. Oh and tell Mark hello from Jack, Victoria and myself. You don't have to miss him anymore dear for I believe you are now reunited with him. Jack says he is gonna miss you a lot and that you where his best friend. Lol,go figure,Jack being sentimental!! Well friend it's time I say goodbye, only till we meet again. Keep everyone up there laughing!! I love you Thumper 💜


Love you posted on 4/15/22

1 Peter 5:10 EVS And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. Be at peace, Jay.


Jerry Wehrman posted on 4/15/22

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. So sorry for your loss.


Brenda posted on 4/14/22

My heart goes out to all of Jay’s friends! He truly is loved! And it breaks for both sides of “his” family. Love Brenda


Brenda posted on 4/14/22

I saw two geese on my way to the hospital that day. The day “ I just knew”, I was reminded…. Geese mate for life! One walking in front of the other as if to say, “ ya coming?” The other slowly catches up, walking side by side, happy to have each other. One MUST leave before the other…(Mark we love you) Left alone he sits,waits,try’s to exist and struggles for happiness. A void so deep, his entire being hurts, he becomes lost, a broken heart never to mend. Some say, “ Fly high Jay, fly high! He flies his hardest toward the Heavens, and hears “I’ve been waiting, ya coming?” He becomes a small speck…. Then GONE! Beyond the clouds, reunited, they fly together as a family once again. ( tell mom and dad “I love them”) Jay there is Peace… for all eternity, I promise…You we’re never alone Bub! We will fly together someday! Love Sis, “ Always”


Tammy Schaub posted on 4/13/22

In memory of John Jefferson "J.J." Miller, Tammy Schaub lit a candle


Tammy Schaub posted on 4/13/22

So sad, we will miss you JJ. Rest in peace with Mark now.


Dan posted on 4/13/22

JJ and I were great friends growing up, his mom used to drive us all over Ohio bowling when we were kids. I am forever grateful to Betty, JJ, and the Miller family and extremely sorry for your loss.


Tina Roby posted on 4/13/22

JJ RIP , You will be greatly missed and loved so many great times.But now your at piece with Mark again. Fly High you will always be thought of.


Desiree Hughes posted on 4/13/22

I remember when me an jay dressed up for the Halloween party at Lulu's one year when I moved back from Texas we had a great time if only I can find the picture of us all together miss you best friend till we meet again


Candy snyder posted on 4/13/22

Jay will be missed by many a beautiful soul and now safe in heaven


Mike and Joyce Schaub posted on 4/13/22

Hugs and prayers to J’s family and friends. He was an amazing guy full of energy. Tell Mark Hi!! Be at peace now J. 💜🌻


Nancy Hinshaw posted on 4/13/22

I worked with Jay for a little over 2 years at Holiday Inn. He was a joy to work with and great friend. He will be sadly missed and many prayers to the family.


Rhonda Rae Pina posted on 4/13/22

So very sorry for your loss! He was such a great people person and will be missed.


Karen Guess posted on 4/13/22

Fly high Jay


Kerra posted on 4/13/22

R.I.H. good friend you will be truly missed..


Jerry Lambert posted on 4/13/22

Jay you will truly be missed buddy Thoughts and prayers to the Miller family.


Renee Conaway posted on 4/12/22

You will be greatly missed JJ. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends


Perez Family posted on 4/12/22

In memory of John Jefferson "J.J." Miller, Perez Family lit a candle


Anna Rister posted on 4/12/22

Jay was one of the sweetest person I knew!


Tiffany Yoakam posted on 4/12/22

Jay was always a great person to be around. Full of energy and laughter. I'll always renege walking into him and getting a hey how's it going and a hug. Thoughts and prayers with his family and other friends. Rip jay


Kimberly J Heitkamp posted on 4/12/22

I enjoyed JJ as my neighbor when I lived next to him and Mark in Wapak. He was quick to put a smile on your face and my kids adored him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and his friends.


Renee posted on 4/12/22

Jay was a big part of my life for many years....I have sooo many amazing memories, laughs, and conversations we shared.... I'm beyond grateful for knowing such a lovely soul. Until we meet again my friend ❤️


Vicki Clayton posted on 4/12/22

Deepest sympathies to the family. He was always smiling and fun to be around.


Tammy Grounds posted on 4/12/22

Will miss his craziness. So Sorry for your loss....


James McDonald posted on 4/12/22

Miller Family, So SORRY for the loss of JJ. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Jane (McCune) McDonald


Andrea posted on 4/12/22

In memory of John Jefferson "J.J." Miller, Andrea lit a candle


Melanie South posted on 4/12/22

Jay you will be missed deeply. I know you are where you have wanted to be for many years now, with Mark. I pray you are now at peace, love you always Jay. Tell uncle Bill I love him cuz I know he is with you too ❤️


Angi Rogers-adkins posted on 4/12/22

Boy jay will you be missed. That smile that was always lighting up the room and that laugh I can hear it now . been friends with you so long . Now your where u wanted to be with Mark. I love and will always think of you both. Forever you will be missed . Fly high my friend .


Jenny Winslow and Zach Burden posted on 4/12/22

Zach and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you.