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Gerald “Jerry” Robert Miller

May 14, 1948 - January 15, 2024
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St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
2252 Woodruff Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Friday 1/26, 10:00 am

Gerald Robert Miller, lovingly known as “Jerry” to his friends, and “The Grand Poobah” to his grandkids, bid a peaceful farewell to this world on January 15, 2024, at the age of 75. He was born on May 14, 1948, in Warren, Ohio to Robert and Dorothy Baier Miller. Jerry had a remarkable life filledContinue Reading

Mike Howard left a message on January 25, 2024:
I recently met Jerry through GNHA and hiked with him several times this past year. He was a very kind and funny man. I am sorry for your loss. God bless.
Gary Miller left a message on January 24, 2024:
Back in 2016 my life changed dramatically and, needing to stay active and distracted, I joined GNHA. Before long I was welcomed into the Despeauxrados group. They were a fun loving group and, rain or shine, we always enjoyed the hike. I looked forward to seeing Jerry and his welcoming smile. We were really a large family. Covid kind of turned everything upside down and I lost touch with many of our group. Just recently I was able to reconnect with them and even hiked with Jerry at Dupont just a couple of months ago. I'll miss you Jerry, but you will be with us on every hike. Rest easy buddy and I'll see you soon.
Rob and Renee Smith left a message on January 24, 2024:
The tribute to Jerry was so beautiful. We send our sympathy to the entire family and friends. Take care and cherish all the memories!! Sharon mentions how she just talked to Jerry. It meant a lot to her.
Barry Pike left a message on January 24, 2024:
I came to Greenville in 2018 to retire and hike. I was very lucky to join the GNHA hiking club almost immediately and found a bunch of brand new friends. One of them was Jerry. I got better and was finally promoted to the heady heights of the Despeauxrados group, of which Jerry was a hike leader. He was always a warm, friendly, good-natured and full of stories of woodpeckers and other such obscure things on the trail. I hope you can see the picture I took of a hike in September 2020. I will miss you Jerry.
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Patti Brady left a message on January 24, 2024:
Our deepest condolences to Jerry’s family and life partner Anne. It was a pleasure to hike, travel and be inspired by Jerry. Rest in peace. -Patti & Scott Brady
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Karrie Davis left a message on January 23, 2024:
He was a good man . I remember that we had New Year celebrations at our house in SC . I am very Sorry for your loss. Love you all.
Diane Pangal left a message on January 23, 2024:
Jerry was an absolutely unique individual that will remain one of my favorite people of all time. He was loved, admired, knowledgeable, smart, funny, crazy, infuriating, warm, caring, helpful, and just so special. Those of us that "got him" absolutely loved him. Those that didn't, well they lost out. I loved him and he made a difference in my life. I will miss him forever, and cherish the times that we shared...always. 💜
Michael Smith - (Aunt Sharon"s son) left a message on January 23, 2024:
My sincere sympathy to the entire Miller family. Although cousin Jerry was 13 years older than I was, I always remember how easy he was to talk to. It didn"t take long to re connect with him even though we were so far away. He was a GREAT GUY !!!! Cousin Mike and Julie
Christie McClure left a message on January 23, 2024:
My heart just broke when I heard the news! El Presidente was such a special man who impacted my life immensely. I met Jerry on one of the many GNHA hikes and loved chatting with him. He had a special gift for making you feel like you were the only one that mattered in that moment that he talked to you. He had a light in his laugh, a twinkle in his eye and pep in his step that was infectious! He is also the reason I decided to go back to school at 35 to become a teacher. He taught me it is never too late and to never give up. I will miss him and our Facebook chats (since I moved away in 2018 and couldn’t make any more GNHA hikes). Sending huge condolences and thoughts and prayers of love, peace and healing for Anne and his family, both biological and hiking families. They broke the mold after they made El Presidente!
Cherie and Mike Gibson left a message on January 22, 2024:
In memory of Gerald “Jerry” Robert Miller, Cherie and Mike Gibson lit a candle
Carol Clisby Yova left a message on January 22, 2024:
One of my favorite relatives. Very special person.
Patty Booth left a message on January 22, 2024:
Jerry was a great big brother. Our front porch was the meeting place when we were in high school. He was a year ahead of me so….his friends would play cards and my girlfriends would be over to be around all the cute guys. Our bedrooms were the end of the hall, his on one side mine on the other. We would talk about the day til our Dad would yell down the hall that everyone needed to go to sleep. We also babysat the “girls” when our parents were with friends. Susan ran away but we found her at the end of the block because she wasn’t allowed to cross the street. And the time we had to call our parents home because Sally kept crying that her side hurt. Dad came home with the host of the party He was a MD. Checked Sally out and sent her to the hospital to have her appendix out. I could ho on and on. Lots of good memories with my big brother. Jerry you will always be in my heart. ❤️
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