Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

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Joseph L. Miller

September 12, 1952June 26, 2020

Joseph L. Miller, 67, of Caseyville, IL, born September 12, 1952 in Carbondale, IL passed away June 26, 2020 in Maryville, IL.

Mr. Miller retired in 2012 after working 28 years as a Highway Maintainer with the Illinois Dept. of Transportation. Prior to that, he drove tour groups cross-country. Joe proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was also a member of VFW Post #5691 in Collinsville; East Lodge #504 A.F. & A.M.; and Ainad Shriners where he was active with the Provost Guard Unit. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren, camping, hunting, bowling, playing poker, golfing, Blues Hockey, and the Denver Broncos. One of his greatest passions was motorcycles. Accordingly, he and his wife Cindy traveled by motorcycle in all 50 states!

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Mary Jo, nee Scales, Downs; his riding buddies, Ron Searls and Don Yurgec; and his four-legged buddy, Daisy.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Cindy, nee Allgire, Miller; two daughters, Laura (Brian) Barr and Jody (Nick) Yarber, a granddaughter, Allyson Barr; two grandsons, Bentley and Abel Yarber; his riding buddies, Deb Searls and Kathy Yurgec; as well as numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joe’s name are requested to VFW Post #1117, 415 N. Long St., Caseyville, IL 62232. Condolences may be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com

Per Joe’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of his Life is pending at a later date. Lake View Funeral Home was entrusted to his care.


  • Cindy Miller, Wife
  • Laura (Brian) Barr, Daughter
  • Jody (Nick) Yarber, Daughter
  • Allyson Barr, Granddaughter
  • Bentley Yarber, Grandson
  • Abel Yarber, Grandson

  • VFW Post #1117


  • Services are pending


Joseph L. Miller

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Joy Majeski

July 3, 2020

Cindy, Jody, Laura,
Joe was like “Family”...he was such a great friend to Larry. Over the yrs. Joe was Always here for us whenever we needed him. He tackled any number of projects around our home with Larry . In fact Joe came to our rescue So many times that I’d tease him & call him our own “Super Hero”. Joe would just laugh & blush a little, but I think he kind of like that Title. Larry said Joe’s my best friend, the best friend I ever had. Joe even drove Larry from Illinois to Iowa to pick up Larry’s new Harley Trike ! I can see how much he misses Joe....we both do.
Joe was a good man, a kind & giving man, he was a rare treasure of a man & will be greatly missed by all that knew & loved him .
Our deepest & heartfelt sympathy’s
Larry & Joy

cheryl searls

June 28, 2020

i will always remember our talks on facebook , RIP Joe now you and Ron can take that great motor cycle trip , we will always remember you .

Dennis & Kay Tribout

June 28, 2020

Words offer small comfort in your time of sorrow. We wish to express our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Lisa Layman

June 28, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I’ve known Joe all my life. I’ve spent many, many, many days/nights over at the house. So many memories....but what sticks out the most was all his funny, yet sarcastic comments. He never let a good opportunity to poke fun go to waste.🤣 He was a great man. It was very obvious that when he loved, he loved BIG! Please lean on your friends and family in the coming days, months, years. You do not have to walk this journey alone. Much love to all!

Dennis Smith

June 28, 2020

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I have a lot of good memories from Sign shop days working with Joe.

Christina Darin

June 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss! Big hugs. Love you all.