Rex Eldred Miller, 81, of Scipio, passed away at 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
Born April 7, 1935, in Jennings County, he was the son of Leonard Carl and Florence M. Henry Miller, both of whom preceded in death. He married Eva Eileen Fisher on Jan. 28, 1961 in Seymour. She preceded him in death Nov. 17, 1998.
Rex was a lifelong farmer and worked 20 plus years with Cummins Engine Co. before retiring in 1979. He was a member of Six Mile Masonic Lodge 412 in Hayden and Queensville Community Church. His hobbies included old tractors and old engines, and he enjoyed music and playing the guitar, sprint car racing and was a hardworking provider for his large family.
Anyone that knew Rex knows there’s no end to the list of his attributes and contributions he made to this world. There was no end to the smiles he gave and no end to the jokes he told. Every single person he knew has a Rex Miller story and they can’t help but smile when speaking of him. He gave wholeheartedly without complaint and provided endlessly for his large family. The world has lost a true legend and heaven has gained a most beautiful angel.
Survivors include his sons, Kevin (Paula) Miller of Scipio and Keith “Rick” Miller of Seymour; daughters, Kim (Phil) Chamberlin, Tracy Bowling and Amy (Roy Sharp) Miller, all of Scipio; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughters, Cheryl Bowman and Kathy Miller; and a grandson, Joshua Bowman.
The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Private burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Scipio.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service Monday.
Memorials may be given to the Rex and Eva Miller Community Kindness Fund.
Condolences may be shared with the family at dovesharprudciel.com.