Kenneth Lee Miller

February 27, 1953 - June 24, 2020
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Kenneth Lee Miller, age 67, of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Cleveland Clinic at Cleveland.

Born in Aultman Hospital at Canton on February 27, 1953, Kenny was a son of the late William and Lorene (Clark) Miller.

At a young age Kenny failed Kindergarten because he couldn’t pass sandbox class.…

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Kenneth Lee Miller, age 67, of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Cleveland Clinic at Cleveland.

Born in Aultman Hospital at Canton on February 27, 1953, Kenny was a son of the late William and Lorene (Clark) Miller.

At a young age Kenny failed Kindergarten because he couldn’t pass sandbox class. However, in 1996, he buckled down and took night classes to earn his GED. For 42 years, Kenny traveled through 46 of the 50 states as a truck driver having hauled for many different companies throughout his career.

At the age of 14, he learned to play the guitar, then eventually learned the bass guitar, and the keyboard. Kenny was also a talented vocalist. He played in numerous bands through the years, and was proud to have had an album on display in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The album produced by Belkin Productions for his first band, Brimstone, was featured in the Rock Hall’s display of Ohio bands. Kenny went on to play with Stone Wall and later Glass Onion, which at one point played for the Canal Dover Festival for eight consecutive years. When not playing a gig, or behind the wheel of his truck, Kenny could be found hitting the open road on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

His fun-loving spirit will be missed by his wife of 36 years, whom he married on December 30, 1983, the former Nancy Ruefly; his children, J. R. (Heather) Clark, David (Krissy) Jones, Cheri Creager, and Angela Martin; his grandchildren, Samantha, Jacob, and Nathan Hooper, Michaela and Italia Creager and Kelci Martin; his sister, Wanda (Dave) Furden, numerous nieces and nephews, many lifelong friends and his faithful K9 companion, Bark Lee Miller.

In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by his siblings William Miller and Christine Rex.

Cremation will take place through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory. The family will hold a celebration of Kenny’s life at a later date.

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Born: February 27, 1953
 
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Died: June 24, 2020

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Ken & Michele Engstrom posted on 7/1/20

Cheri - Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!

 

Terri Glass posted on 6/28/20

Nancy, Cheri, Angie and families. We are so very sorry to hear that Kenny passed away. He was always so positive about everything. Always had a joke. He will be deeply missed. Terri & Terry

 

Larry Trunk and Kay Lorenz-Trunk posted on 6/27/20

Nancy&Family, I worked with Kenny at Tusc.SR.CTR.Our supervisor (Cheri) always tells us she doesn't hire workers she hires family.Kenny fit that title well.Always the first hand held out to help.Good people that you want as a friend.Our Prayers for all.Larry and Kay Trunk

 

Larry Trunk and Kay Lorenz-Trunk posted on 6/27/20

Nancy&Family, I worked with Kenny at Tusc.SR.CTR.Our supervisor (Cheri) always tells us she doesn't hire workers she hires family.Kenny fit that title well.Always the first hand held out to help.Good people that you want as a friend.Our Prayers for all.Larry and Kay Trunk

 

Larry Trunk and Kay Lorenz-Trunk posted on 6/27/20

Nancy&Family, I worked with Kenny at Tusc.SR.CTR.Our supervisor (Cheri) always tells us she doesn't hire workers she hires family.Kenny fit that title well.Always the first hand held out to help.Good people that you want as a friend.Our Prayers for all.Larry and Kay Trunk

 

John & Esta Winkler posted on 6/27/20

We were so sorry to hear of your loss, you have our deepest heartfelt sympathy. Kenny will be missed by many who thought a lot of him as we did. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family. We always enjoyed listening to the band and talking with him, he was always telling stories.

 

Wlliam Zorn posted on 6/27/20

Sympathies & prayers to your family? Bill Zorn family (Praxair)

 

Charlyn Beatty Menapace posted on 6/26/20

Our sincere sympathy to Nancy and her family, we will keep you in our prayers.

 

Shelley and Kyle posted on 6/26/20

So sad to hear about Kenny's passing. Thinking of Nancy and family. Kenny was an amazing neighbor. We will always remember his dance moves from his yard everytime the girls would yell his name! He will be missed greatly!

 

Libby Taylor posted on 6/26/20

I am so sorry for your loss Nancy and family. Kenny was such a kind man. Hopefully you remember me from back in the early 80’s from the Dutch Oven. You’re all in my prayers. Again, I am so sorry.

 

char shamel posted on 6/26/20

Nancy, We are so sad and so sorry. You are in our our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers. Jeff and char

 

Michele Eckstein posted on 6/26/20

My deepest sympathy to your family. I first met Ken & Nancy when I worked at Bag n Save, wow what a character he was, he always made me laugh even on the bad days. And then I had the pleasure of getting to know some of his wonderful family. Nancy, Charie, Angie & Kelci I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs, Love & Prayers for all of you!

 

Ed Mason posted on 6/25/20

So very ,very sorry for your loss Nancy and family.

 

cindi hawk posted on 6/25/20

Nancy, So very sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. We had so many good times on your porch talking and laughing. He was such a joy to know.

 

Jerry & Nancy posted on 6/25/20

So very sorry to read of Kenny's passing. We will miss running into Kenny & Nancy and Kenny ALWAYS making us laugh with his jokes and orneriness!! He and Nancy shared a special bond and years of happiness that they both deserved. Nancy - sending you our deepest condolences, hugs and prayers for comfort.

 

Bill, Val Wenger & family posted on 6/25/20

Nancy and family sorry for your loss of Kenny. Always enjoyed his sense of humor and hearing him sing and play the guitar on the porch. You're in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Larry&Deb Bower posted on 6/25/20

Nancy and family,we are so sad to see the loss of Kenny,we have known you guys a very long time,thoughts and prayers are with you always!

 

Stephanie Vance Hykes posted on 6/25/20

So sorry for your loss Nancy, Angie and Cheri. What a great man he was! Always enjoyed his sense of humor!! Kenny will definitely be missed. Thinking of you all ?

 

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