Jefferson H. (Jeff) Miller

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Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 17, 2017

Jefferson H. (Jeff) Miller of Waterloo passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, February 16, 2017. The Lawrence County, Ohio native was born February 14, 1952 at home, a son of the late Foster and Emogene Malone Miller. He is leaving behind his loving wife of 21 years, Karen Vogt Miller and his best girl Abbi.

Jeff graduated from Rock Hill High School and was a former employee of the Sohio Station in Ironton, Armco Steel in Ashland, Kentucky and retired for the BASF (Sunoco/Aristech/Tenn-USS) Plant in Pasadena, Texas. He served in the Ohio Army National Guard. He attended Slabfork United Methodist Church, loved hunting, fishing, boating, camping, building decks, helping people, cooking and sharing his famous Texas smoked brisket & ribs and raising a garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by:
his sister: Ruth Banks

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by:

  • a son: Jeffrey Miller of Dallas, Texas
  • a daughter: Kimberly (Charles) Perkins of Waldorf, Maryland
  • a sister: Agnes (Larry) Knipp of Waterloo, Ohio
  • a brother: John (Shirley) Miller of Grayson, Kentucky
  • a brother-in-law: Don (Missy) Banks of Ironton
  • a sister-in-law:  Debra Vogt of McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • special friends: James (Sherry) Broughton of Rockport, Texas and Darrell (Beverly) Rothwell of LaPorte, Texas
  • grandchildren: Chase and Athena Miller and Kari, C.J. and Olivia Perkins
  • many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends

A celebration of Jeff's life will be 2:00P.M. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton, Ohio with Pastor Tim Knipp and Pastor Clyde Pennington officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit  The family requests donations be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, Ky. 41101

Originally published February 17, 2017.

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