Joshua Eric Miller

March 7, 1985 - September 5, 2020
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Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
Angela Grogan
Jordan Alkire
Ryan and Melissa Degen
Nicole Liggett
Lena Craft
Bridgett Norway
Debby Garrett
Taylor Sellers
Alicia Tyree
Melissa Richards


Joshua Eric Miller age 35, of Lima passed away Saturday, Sept. 5 at St. Rita’s. He was born March 7, 1985 in Lima. His father Lonnie (Brenda) Miller survives in Kettlersville and mother Deborah (Dean Henson) Hicks survives in Sellersburg, IN.
Josh worked for Rumpke Waste & Recycling. He loved his job and being able to throw trash and keep track of his clients. He was very social and did not know a stranger. He loved being with family and family cookouts, never lost a cornhole game and LOVED food. He was an avid Ohio State fan and enjoyed going to softball games and high school football games.
Additional survivors include his fiancé Jody Ward of Lima, 4 children: Faith Marie, Hope Mae, Brice Eric and Maryanna, brothers: Nathan (Kristina) Jennings of Marysville and Jerad (Andrelisa) Miller of Lakeland, Florida, his best friend LeRoy Green of Lima and his four legged companion Jenson Daniels.
The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday and the memorial service will begin at 7 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Memorial contributions may be given to the funeral home to help pay for his proceedings.

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Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: March 7, 1985
September 9, 2020
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Died: September 5, 2020

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Angela Grogan posted on 9/12/20

Babysitting you and your brothers weekends is one of my favorite memories. That and the family Christmas get togethers every year at our house. So many wonderful memories. You will always be greatly loved and missed little cousin.


Erica posted on 9/11/20

All the times we would talk and the day I remember the most is walking the reservoir or around the woods talking about life. You had so many goals and what you wanted your future to be like. I still can not believe you are gone. My prayers are for the family and your children and friends everyone that loved you. Your vibes and smile gave alot of hope to people.


Jordan Alkire posted on 9/10/20

He was always there when I needed him. He always had a smile on his face and never knew a stranger. I love you and miss you so much cuz. R.I.P Josh


Ryan and Melissa Degen posted on 9/10/20

Prayers out to the Miller family. Josh, you will be missed by many. Rest in peace homie.


Judy Schafer posted on 9/10/20

I am so sorry to hear about Josh's death. I am so sad. He and his brothers were some of my favorite students. They all made me laugh! I will never forget any of them. I'm sure the family is hurting. The world has lost a shining star, love to all of you.


Clay Tucker posted on 9/10/20

Sending our deepest condolences along with thoughts and prayers to the Jennings family. May God be with you all. Clay Tucker and Family


Nicole Liggett posted on 9/10/20

Sorry for loss Jody and all your family you all have my sympathy


Nate McElroy posted on 9/10/20

I am shocked and deeply sorry to hear about Josh's passing. Even though my time interacting with him was many years ago, I will never forget the energy and genuineness that he brought into every situation. Shauna and I are praying that the family that he has left behind is comforted in their mourning and that those who love him would find the peace that Christ offers to the broken.


Lena Craft posted on 9/10/20

We miss you Josh!! Rest easy bro! 🤙


Bridgett Norway posted on 9/10/20

My prayers are with everyone, josh was a great guy , always nice and had a smile on his face every time I seen him.


Jaclkie posted on 9/10/20

In memory of Joshua Eric Miller, Jaclkie lit a candle


Brenda Elkins posted on 9/10/20

Deb, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I have no idea of the pain, yet numbness, you and your family are facing at this time. All of you are being lifted up in prayer.


Jackie posted on 9/10/20

“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:1-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ https://www.bible.com/116/psa.23.1-6.nlt


Debby Garrett posted on 9/9/20

In memory of Joshua Eric Miller, Debby Garrett lit a candle


Taylor Sellers posted on 9/9/20

So sorry for the families loss. Every Wednesday I ran into Josh on his trash route because it was also my mail route. One of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. Always so positive and happy. Im heartbroken to hear this. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


Laura Yarbrough posted on 9/9/20

Josh you will be missed brother fly high and RIP. And if you will tell my husband Pnut I miss him and love him every second of every day until we meet again.


Erin Rigali posted on 9/9/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort for the family.


Amanda Bruce posted on 9/9/20

Gonna miss your smiles and jokes. May you find peace and fly high my friend.


Tara Shaver posted on 9/9/20

May your wonderful happy spirit rest peacefully Josh. You will be missed.


Alicia Tyree posted on 9/9/20

In memory of Joshua Eric Miller, Alicia Tyree lit a candle


Alicia Tyree posted on 9/9/20

You was one of a kind always smiling... you will be missed


Rita Thurman posted on 9/9/20

Lonnie and Brenda, We are so sorry for the loss of Josh. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Rita Thurman


Patty Burkheimer posted on 9/9/20

This kid! You had to love him. He loved you and you had to love him in return. He saw me sitting on a step at work and ran from his work truck just to say hi and tell me how good he was doing. Only a few weeks ago! I’m gonna miss that silly smiling guy! I’m so sorry for everyone


Melissa Richards posted on 9/9/20

You will be missed my friend. I’ll never forget the many times our paths crossed. Always a smile on your face. ❤️My deepest sympathy for family and friends


Darlene Benton posted on 9/9/20

Deb, as I extend my deepest condolences, I understand the pain you're feeling that words cannot express. For that reason, my prayer is that God will not only give you strength but surround you and your family with adequate support to face the coming days ahead! 🙏🏾💜 Much Love & Sweet Blessings Dar


Frank Anderson jr posted on 9/9/20

Josh attended our first Anderson/ Hale family reunion and it was always nice to see extended family that we haven’t see in a while. He was very dedicated to his children and a kind soul, fly high my Brother till we meet again. Prayers for God comfort at this time of loss!!🙏🏻🙏🏻


Mike Wianecki posted on 9/9/20

I'm going to seriously miss you my friend. One day we will meet again! I love you brodiddle! Fly Hi Mike


Mike Wianecki posted on 9/9/20

Josh, I'm really going to miss you. You are one of my best and most real friends. You life has taught me allot. I'm going to really miss you my friend. O-H!


Rick and Susan England posted on 9/9/20

In memory of Joshua Eric Miller, Rick and Susan England lit a candle


Rick and Susan England posted on 9/9/20

So sorry for your loss Lonnie, Sending prayers to you and your family.


Angela Ortiz posted on 9/9/20

I love you Josh and I will miss you so much.


Tasha (Miller) Swartwout posted on 9/9/20

Josh was one of my favorite cousins. He was very special and his love for his family was always known. He was always so king and loving and will be deeply missed. This is such a loss for all his family and friends. Love, Tasha


Stephanie Lewis posted on 9/9/20

In memory of Joshua Eric Miller, Stephanie Lewis lit a candle