John David Miller

December 8, 1960October 19, 2021

John David Miller, 60, of Springboro, Ohio passed away at home on October 19, 2021. Miller graduated from Springboro High School in 1979. He was an outstanding athlete, gathering eight varsity letters in three sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Herbert Miller and Mina (Jacot) Miller.

He is survived by his brother, Bill of Miamisburg; a niece, Peyton (Corey) Birchmeier of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and companion, Lorain Stanifer. Other family members who survive include Don, David and Mike Ross; Beth O'Shields; Jody Bodden; Michele Ross; Melinda Miller and Steve Ross.

John joined Outward Bound after graduation, and when that service ended, he hiked through the Himalayas and other Asian locales. Returning to the United States, he backpacked through the Sierra Nevadas and worked on oil rigs in Wyoming.

Returning home, he attended Hocking Tech and later was employed at Borden's and General Motors. He farmed for several years which included building and maintaining a huge pond on his property. He was known for his extravagant Fourth of July fireworks on the farm.

In the past 15 years, he traveled extensively, visiting Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Ecuador, Guatemala, Belize and several other countries.

He was an avid reader and was known for his love of flower gardening, cooking and the outdoors. Friends remember his intelligence and quick wit.

He was a member of the Springboro United Church of Christ. Memorial donations may be sent to that church.

A celebration of his life will be held by the family sometime in the Spring of 2022.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Chuck Blanton

October 25, 2021

I recently moved to the Springboro area and John was a friendly & encouraging neighbor. He made me feel welcome & helped me out a number of times in the short period of time I knew him.
My sympathies & prayers are with his loved ones and I am glad to have met him.

Kyle Routzong

October 23, 2021

I think the world of John Miller..... always have.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be more like John. Now as an adult, it would still make me very happy to be more like him.

Rest in Peace, John. You will be missed.

Your friend,


Bach Rod

October 21, 2021

Worked with him for like 7 years, was a character never ever saw gim get mad alwaya mild manner, polite and a giving person. He sure made it a better place to work. I will miss him !

Peggy ORyan

October 21, 2021

John was a wonderful man who will be missed . Was a great friend neighbor and family.