James S. Miller, Sr., 83

January 16, 1938 - December 16, 2021

James S. Miller, Sr., 83, of Lancaster, passed away at ManorCare, Lancaster on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Born and raised in Gordonville, he was the son of the late John N. and Mabel D. (Fisher) Miller.

Jim attended Paradise High School, where he excelled in baseball as a pitcher. He also pitched fastball softball for many teams in Gordonville, the Lancaster City Police and Ephrata Rec.

He was married to Bette A. (Spence) Miller, and co-owned Bette’s Upholstery with her for 41 years, until her death in 2001. He later married Shirley A. (Oster) Miller, who died in 2015.

Jim previously worked at Shreiner’s Greenhouse in Gordonville, Hodecker’s Celery Farm for 2 years, Singing Needles (now Carters) as a shipping clerk for 5 years, and Roots Furniture in Hinkletown as a warehouse manager for 7 years.

He enjoyed gardening, birding, and rooting for the Phillies and Eagles. Jim’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to him, and he enjoyed spending time with family.

Surviving Jim are his son, James S. Miller, Jr., husband of Sally (Moore) of Lancaster; daughter, Terrie Lynn (Miller), wife of Bill Forrest of Hamilton, MT; son Corey Lee Miller; his step-children, Roxanne, wife of Fred Fidler of Willow Street, Paul Tshudy, Jr., husband of Karen of Lancaster, Kathleen M., wife of Bill Brinkman of Lancaster, and Richard l. Tshudy; as well as 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wives Bette and Shirley, and his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brothers, John N. Miller, Jr., and Charles L. Miller, and his grandson Jason Miller.

Please omit flowers, and kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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December 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Dad Jim was a wonderful  man. Always made us laugh with his jokes and stories on our famous game night at the Miller house. He will be truly missed. Mike, Sherri and Rocky Kauffman 

December 18, 2021

My sincere sympathy on the passing of your Dad. Lee Martin 

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