In the tender embrace of cherished memories, we gather to celebrate the life of John Franklin “Truck” Miller, a man whose presence radiated warmth and love. At the age of 83, he peacefully departed this world on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Paoli Hospital, leaving behind a legacy of devotion and enduring love. John was the loving husband of Linda (Brownback) Miller, a union that graced their lives for an incredible 63 years.

Hailing from Coatesville, John Miller’s heritage was deeply embedded, being the beloved son of the departed Blanche (Preston) Miller and John Miller. Throughout his life, he exemplified commitment and devotion, both to his homeland and his hometown.

A proud alumnus of Coatesville Area High School from the 1957 batch, John’s sense of responsibility drove him to valiantly represent our nation in the United States Marine Corps. Subsequently, he embarked on a noteworthy journey at Lukens Steel of Coatesville, reflecting his unwavering dedication and strong determination.

Apart from his professional pursuits, John’s heart was anchored in his community. He held the esteemed position of Vice President at the Clearfield Valley View Hunt Club, a testament to his ardor for nature and deep bonds with fellow enthusiasts. As a trustee for the West End Fire Company, John played a pivotal role in ensuring the security and prosperity of his fellow community members.

Sports were more than just a diversion for John; they were a fervent passion that illuminated his very essence. His skills on the basketball court were legendary, and he also left his mark in a variety of adult softball leagues, even achieving the remarkable feat of pitching a perfect game.

But above all else, John cherished his family. His enduring affection for Linda stood as a pillar of happiness and resilience during their remarkable 63-year journey together. Their life was a tapestry woven with affection, joy, and treasured instances. Their bond was an inspiration to all who knew them.

In addition to his beloved wife, John is survived by his devoted son, Daniel Miller, and his wife Kim of Honey Brook. His love extended to his siblings, Verna Hurley and husband Pat of Atglen, and Ella Davis and husband Jack. John’s legacy also lives on through his three beloved grandchildren: Tad Miller, Laura Miller, and Tate Miller, as well as his four great-grandchildren: Jaxton, Waylon, Valerie, and Cameron.

His heart bore the weight of loss, as he was preceded in death by his son, John Christopher Miller, in 2021, as well as two siblings, William Miller and Joseph Miller.

In honor of his memory, private funeral services will be held, respecting the wishes of the family.

The care of John’s final arrangements has been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.

John, fondly referred to by many as “Truck”, radiated love, fortitude, and a communal spirit. His aura uplifted all who had the privilege to cross his path, and his memories will remain a comforting embrace for all. His absence will be deeply felt, yet the imprints of his compassion and generosity will resonate for generations to come.

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