OBITUARY

Jacob Miller

May 25, 1926October 13, 2015

Jacob Miller Orlando, FL age 89 passed away on October 13, 2015 at the Orlando VA Community Living Center. Jacob served our country during WWII, Korea and two Vietnam tours in the US Army. He retired after 26 years of service and achieved the rank of CSM (Command Sargent Major E-9) the highest rank an enlisted person can attain. Jake was born in Manuel, Kentucky. He was predeceased by his wife Beulah Miller in 2014 whom he was married to for 25 years, his brother Lee Miller and parents, Jess and Merry Miller. Jacob is survived by his daughters Jackie in Virginia Beach, Virgina, Janice and husband Gary in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jeannette and husband Joe in Suffolk, Virginia, son, Jake and wife Marla in Virginia Beach, Virginia; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his step children, daughters Judy husband Mike in DeLand, FL; Linda and husband John in Sedona, AZ and son Don and wife Regina in Madera,CA; 5 step grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren. At age 17, on March 13, 1944, Jake recounted that he was hoeing a garden and suddenly threw down the hoe, looked up the hill and said I'm not doing this any more. He walked ten miles to Hazard, Kentucky and told the Army recruiting officer he was 18 years old. The third day of May 1944 he woke at 2:00 a.m. and walked nine miles to the train station and headed Fort Thomas, Kentucky where he began his military career. During his military journey he earned the following: Bronze Star, Army Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Emblem, Joint Meritorious Unit Emblem, American Campaign Metal, European African Metal Eastern Campaign Metal, WW11 Victory Metal, Army of Occupation Metal, National Defense Metal, Korean Service Metal, Vietnam Service Metal, Combat Infantry Badge and United Nations Service Metal. Retired March 30, 1971 A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday October 16, 2015 10 to 10:30 AM at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home. Military Honors will be held Friday October 16, 2015 12:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513

Services

  • Visitation for Family and Friends

    Friday, October 16, 2015

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 16, 2015

Memories

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Janice Miller Woolard

October 25, 2015

I love you Daddy and I miss you so much! 1437❤

Janice Miller, Woolard

October 24, 2015

Daddy, when I think of you I am a little girl, me & Jeannette, your little chickens! I used to cry for you when you were in Veitnam, I missed my Daddy then, as I miss you now! Im sorry we lived so far apart but now you live in my memories. I know youre in heaven now & wouldnt come back if you could. Thank you for being the hero you were to so many people & thank you for being my Daddy! I love you & I miss you!

Kami Schadle, CNA

October 20, 2015

Sargeant Major, I will truly miss you. I remember about the time i first started at the CLC I was pregnant and couldnt be on the floor. You wanted to go to the Vietnam Memorial down the street and you couldnt go alone. I volunteered to take you and pushed you down there baby in tummy and all. You were such a story teller and i can still hear your voice telling me about the Vietnam war. Thank you so much for your service to our country. We will be in debt to the many great things you accomplished.

Jeannette Paciga

October 18, 2015

I love you so much Daddy and will miss you. Thank you for your wisdom, love & guidance. Until we meet again. ...
Go rest high up on that mountain
Your work here is done. 1437

Sharonda Williams LPN/Unit Clerk/OrlandoVA

October 17, 2015

I don't even know where to begin. I can start by saying thank you for your service Command Sergeant Major. We started our journey together at the Community Living Center. My first day there was your first day as well. I had the pleasure of being the first nurse to take care of you and that's where our bond began. When I transferred to another position on a another unit ,you soon followed and we were together again. I will miss our daily talks,delivering you the newspaper every morning and your infatuation with toothpaste. The plant that you gave me three years ago for my desk is still blooming and growing. I never had a name for it so now I call it Command Seargeant Major and say good morning to it every morning. I know that you and Mrs. Beaulah are looking down on us and smiling. You guys are finally together again. You will truly be missed and from one Army veteran to another "Hoorah" one last time. I love you and miss you.

Annie Ball CNA

October 17, 2015

Jake was a hero in eyes of many and we cared for him. He will be greatly missed.

Judy Beach

October 16, 2015

Gone but not forgotten. Saying goodbye was oh so hard.

MIke and Eva Combs

October 16, 2015

He was a real American Hero. Thank you for you service. Blessing to your family.

Michelle Weas, RN

October 15, 2015

My Command Sergeant Major....How do I say good-bye to a real American Hero? Sir, It was an honor to have gotten to be a part of your story. Coffee in the mornings, and sometimes in the afternoon. One of my most favorite parts of my day was listening to your stories; or eavesdropping when you and Mr. G. and Mr. L. and Mr. B. were swapping stories and trying to out do each other! I count all of those memories as treasures that will stay in my heart forever. When I look to the table where you always sat and read your paper, I will remember the laughs we shared, and I will miss you. I will miss you terribly. Sergeant Major, Thank you sir, for allowing me to take care of you. Thank you for serving our country. Thank you for being you! And remember, the one thing that will always outrank a Sergeant Major at the CLC is an RN!! I love you...Michelle "WEASY" Weas, RN

Jesse Feltner

October 15, 2015

My dear Papaw, I have so many memories, so many stories. I have learned some of life's greatest things from you. Sitting on your lap, eating apples together. Sitting together for days, just you and me. My heart is broken now that you are gone and I never knew, exactly, how bad this would hurt. I love you and will miss you everyday, but I know you are at peace and you accomplished so much during your time on this earth, I am proud to have been your grandson.

FROM THE FAMILY