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Ralph E. Miller


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656


(p) 740-682-6696


Sgt. Ralph E. Miller Jr. passed away early Friday, June 30, 2023, at the age of 64. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on January 7, 1959, to parents Ralph E. Miller Sr. and Zue (Rawlins) Miller.

He was married to the love of his life Melissa (Missy) Miller for 41 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, and soldier. He was part of the Army Reserve, doing two tours in Iraq during his 36-year service. He was also a corrections officer at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility for 35 years. Ralph loved his family more than anything and worked hard to provide and protect them. He served his family and his country with pride and dignity. He never knew a stranger; he would talk to anyone anywhere. Everyone who knew him knew what a kind generous soul he was.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph; his wife Missy; brother, Roger Miller; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is survived by his children, Jessica Bates, Jeremy (Sarah) Miller, and Joseph (Desiree) Miller; nine grandchildren: Alissa, Noah, and Isaac Bates, Marcel, Quentin, Karmelo, Anaya, Andre, and Kyrie Miller. He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Linda) Miller, of Columbus; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Bonita Hughes of Oak Hill; and sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Ron Malone, of Marion Ohio and many nieces and nephews, including two nephews that he was very close to, Randy Lee Hughes and Justin Hughes.

Ralph's visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2023, at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill with the funeral directly following at 4:00 by Pastor Randy Hughes. Burial will follow at Gallia Baptist Cemetery. A dinner will follow the burial at Monroe Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to

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