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Jack Miller, 66, passed away at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. He was born in Howard County, Dec. 19, 1950, the son and stepson of the late Jackie and Mildred Crabtree, Kokomo, and the stepson and son of the late Leroy and Mary (Sanders) Miller, Burlington. Jack was married to his high school sweetheart Eldora (Blohm) Miller on Dec. 26, 1971.
He was a graduate of Carroll High School in 1971 and spent two years following at Lincoln Tech. Jack loved to work on and fix up cars. He worked at Sayco during his high school years, Burlington Locker Plant, then 37 years at Chrysler Casting Plant in Kokomo.
Jack was a faithful member of Rollin N' Style Car Club, and Living Faith Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed taking his '86 Dodge Ram four-wheel drive to car shows. He had a lifelong passion for collecting matchbox, die cast cars, sprucing up his show truck and fast cars, and had an even growing collection of car magazines and auto traders.
He was known to be a hard worker. People called him "Honest Jack." He always made sure his family had what they needed and was a man of few words, as to why his kids went to him when they got in trouble.
Jack is survived by two half brothers, Dana (Peggy) Crabtree, Terry Crabtree, all of Kokomo; four children, April Forrest, Kokomo, Shawn (Amy) Miller, Bringhurst, Andrew Miller, Flora, and Christopher Miller, Flora; and seven grandchildren, Shelby and Payton Forrest, Sterlin, Dakota, Zoe, Emma and Eli Miller
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Jackie and Mildred Crabtree and Leroy and Mary Miller; and sister, Patricia Miller.
You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from our hearts.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, 44 Michigan St., Burlington, with Pastor Jeff Tomson officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on April 27, 2017
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