William "Bill" E. Miller

March 31, 1919May 29, 2014

William “Bill” E. Miller, 95, of Louisville passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014.

He was a traveling pharmaceutical salesman for the former Julius Schmidt Company. He also served in the Marines during World War II.

Bill is preceded in death by his grandson, Gregory Tallent.

He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Geneva Darst Miller, daughters, Linda Tallent (Michael) and Marilyn Bertelson (Dale), grandchildren, Melissa Perry (Scott), Lauren Bertelson and Daniel Bertelson (Jessica). He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service to celebrate Bill’s life will be conducted at 10am on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Guests are invited to attend a visitation which will be held from 4-8pm on Monday, June 2, 2014 and after 9am the day of the funeral.


  • Celebration of Bill's Life Tuesday, June 3, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, June 2, 2014

William "Bill" E. Miller

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Lori Morgan (Schreiner)

June 3, 2014

Uncle Bill was a special man who was very patient with his nieces. Since my family lived far away, we did not get to visit often, but the highlight of our summer trips was visiting the Miller's in Florida. Uncle Bill would watch over us as we played basketball, swam with the neighbor children, and tended to the garden. I remember one outing in particular when he took my mother, my sister, and I fishing. Needless to say, he did little fishing himself, as he spent all of his time baiting our lines and taking our fish off the hook! He will be missed.

Lauren Bertelson

June 3, 2014

I have some of the fondest memories with Pappaw. He took me on some of the best fishing adventures, taught me how to make fishing lures, and showed me how fillet our catch. He ALWAYS beat me at chin ups (even when he was pushing 90) and made it look so easy! I remember him playing the organ for me at the house in Brandon, Florida, which inspired me to take piano lessons. I will always remember his wit and subtle jokes which he could slip in at just the right time. I am so grateful to have had the time to spend with my Pappaw, and my life wouldn't have been the same without him. You will be greatly missed, Pappaw. And as you would say: "Well, Goooood Night!!"

June 3, 2014

Aunt Geneva, Linda, Marilyn and families; our hearts go out to you with our prayers. Uncle Bill is an unforgettable man. So filled with love and humor, you always felt comfortable. Uncle Bill made the world a better place.
Love Billy and Marni (Irving, TX)

Connie Leinbach

June 2, 2014

I have many loving childhood memories of Uncle Bill. Visiting was always so much fun and I always felt a little sad when it was time for me to return to Florida. The summer when Uncle Bill, Aunt Geneva, Linda and Marilyn came to Florida and we swam in the lake and ate more watermelon then I have eaten since fill me with wonderful memories.
Look to God for comfort during this time. Love to all,
Connie Leinbach

Andrea Hart

June 1, 2014

Papaw Miller will be missed! I will always remember his positive spirit, his industrious nature, and the clear joy he felt for his family. I am thankful to have been welcomed into his family circle.

Lorelei Jones

May 31, 2014

May you feel the love of family and friends as you pass through this time of separation. Uncle Bill touched all of us with his love, and love is eternal. My memories of Uncle Bill begin when I was about 3 at Christmas time, a happy time of lights, family and laughter. He was part of many special childhood memories, like the swing he put up for us. I had my first White Castle hamburger while visiting. I can hear him in my memory whistling merrily along with the radio. He got me the world's most wonderful red wagon with real wooden stake sides. Such magical times spent with the family can never be forgotten. They merely change and spread through the lives of those coming after. I feel grateful that I have many special memories of My Uncle Bill.