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Edwin L. Miller

d. January 27, 2021

Edwin Miller, age 75, of Athens, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 surrounded by his family at his home.

He was born December 22, 1945 in Springfield, the son of Edwin and Eileen Miller.

Edwin married Marsha Davis on June 22, 1969 at the Athens Christian Church by Rev. Floyd Stone.

Mourning his passing are his wife, Marsha; sons, Phil (Trisha) Miller and Terry (Rebecca) Miller; grandchildren, Mackenzie Miller (fiance, Bryce Combs), Keely Miller, Ethan Miller, and Bryce Miller; brothers John Miller (companion Karen Sperry) and Jerry (Tammy) Miller; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; also his beloved dog, Clay.

Edwin is preceded in death by his parents and a baby brother, Thomas James.

He graduated from Athens High School in 1964.

Edwin worked for Eiseners Bakery, Butternut Bread, Inc., Bunn Capitol for 34 years, and at Walmart during his retirement.

He enjoyed watching his grandkids in their sports activities. Edwin was an avid Mets Fan since 1964.  In addition to watching sports, he enjoyed cooking, baking, and “waiting on” Marsha.

He and Marsha took several cruises and trips throughout their marriage, where they enjoyed doing adventurous endeavors, including zip-lining.  They also spent a few winters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with their friends, Sandy and Jack.

He was a member of the VFW and Athens Christian Church.

Edwin served for the U.S. Army from 1965 until 1967, serving in Vietnam, where he earned a Purple Heart.

Graveside services will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:30AM with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating.

Memorials can be given to the Honor Flight, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or the American Lung Association.


  1. We are so sorry for the loss of your loving husband, father, and grandfather. We always enjoyed talking to him at family gatherings for Kenzie and Keely. You have our deepest sympathy.

  2. Eddie and Marsha, our long time friends. So perfectly devoted to each other for 52 years together. Eddie’s always been the best guy to talk about ballgames and watching sports with. As well as arguing politics with. We’ll miss Eddie forever.

  3. Dear Marsha and Family,
    Amy and I are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was always a great guy to talk to and we both enjoyed the times we were able to spend with him when we were able to get together. He will be missed by us all. Please let us know if you need anything.
    Amy and Dave Turner

  4. I was so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Marsha and family. Ed was a great guy and will be missed by many.

  5. Not an easy life, but Eddie made a success out of it with the help of his beloved Marsha.

    A tour in Viet Nam, a career at Bunn Capitol, and a stint at the Dirksen Walmart, made him, in my book, a Legend.

    I once asked him why he was still working after retiring at Bunn. He just grinned and said, “I do it so I can take Marsha on vacations.” That was Eddie. Godspeed.

  6. So sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family share all your good memories together. Please take time for yourselves.

  7. Dear Marsha,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Eddie’s passing. May God comfort your heart and give you His Peace.

  8. Marsha and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying you are filled with God’s comfort during this difficult time. 🙏❤️

  9. Marsha, I’m so sorry about Ed. You know the whole time I knew him he was “the pain in my butt!” and you know that and I used to call him “The White George Jefferson”. It was all in good fun and we still loved each other. So glad I got to see him that time and lay in his bed! lol The most I remember about him was the way he adored you and took care of you. We always loved to hear all the stories you both would tell about your trips. Love n Prayers to you and family.

  10. Marsha, I am so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. You and Eddie have been in my thoughts and prayers, as I knew from Tammy his health was failing. His physical presence will forever be missed, but the loving memories he left in your heart will forever be with you. May you find comfort in the love you two shared all these years.

  11. Marsha,
    So very sorry to hear about Eddie’s passing. Loved seeing and talking you at the class get togethers.
    Prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family.
    Jim and Kathy Mansfield

  12. Ed will always be in my heart and the adventures we had through our high school years were enhanced with his unique insight and experience. I am truly sorry that Ed suffered and succumbed to the illness. You will always be in my prayers and especially now. I sincerely hope that you find peace and comfort during this grieving process. I have it on the highest authority that he is in a place where he is recognized for the special person that he was. His contributions to all of us will carry on, renowned beyond what so many of us could hope to achieve. Due to his service, he is a brother-in-arms since we both served in Vietnam, a place where after our service, we were not received with the same recognition that the military heroes of this day are so rightly commended. As a result, I extend to him, “Welcome home, brother!” May the peace of the Lord be with you always. o7

  13. Jerry – So sorry for your loss – thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  14. Eddie was fun to work with he loved Marsha & his family & their dog we will miss him Marsha god bless u🙏

  15. Ed was a hard working good man who always made sure the new guys felt welcome and important. He always had a kind word along with som Mets propaganda! I enjoyed knowing him and felt lucky to have worked with himfor 16 years! RIP Ed !

  16. February, 2021

    Dear Miller Family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear the unfortunate news regarding Edwin. We are certain that he was a
    wonderful and loving person, and the New York Mets send our condolences to you all.

    It is the kind of life-long support that Edwin gave us, since his first Mets game in 1964, that
    made the club what it is today. Your family’s unwavering support of the New York Mets is truly
    appreciated and now we are here to show our unwavering support to you.

    From all your friends at the Mets, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult


    The New York Mets

  17. Marsha I was so sorry to hear about Eddie. My prayers are with you, the boys and their families. May God be with all of you.

  18. Marsha and family, Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. Praying God will give you comfort and strength.

  19. Sending my deepest condolences and love to you, Marsha, and the whole family.
    WHAT A GUY!!! You know I LOVED him to pieces!! I am so blessed to have had such wonderful phone conversations with Eddie’s during his medical ordeal. He ALWAYS cheered me up and was always in for the fight to live.
    Marsha, you were his rock and his motivation!!! You showed incredible strength and gave him never ending love. God Bless You and give you peace and comfort.🙏🏻🙏🏻😘😘

  20. Rest in peace my friend. May God be with you all until you meet again!! Love always Devin!!!

  21. So sorry to hear of Ed passing. Hugs to my favorite Aldi’s cashier, Marsha!

  22. Eddie wasn’t actually that great of a guy, though he really liked little girls. I mean REALLY. I know.

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