November 6 1941 August 20 2019
James “Jim” Miller, a man known for being generous, compassionate, hardworking, and purpose driven, died Wednesday, August 20, 2019. Jim, 77, was born November 6, 1941 in Johannesburg, MI to Harvey and Edith (McCready) Miller. On May 8, 1976 Jim married Martha Boltz and together spent the next 43 years creating their legacy. Jim most recently was self-employed in property management. Prior he was instrumental in the unionization of state employees. He was devoted to his family and his church, Peace Lutheran which he and Martha were members for 38 years. Jim enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and watching Michigan State sports. He was a proud member of the Democratic Party and was very concerned with Social Justice. Jim’s family will always remember him for being very supportive and encouraging everyone to chase their dreams. Helping others was a passion for Jim and he lived by a quote from Martin Luther King Jr: “The time is always right to do what is right.” Jim is survived by his loving wife, Martha; children, Laura (Greg) Bulson, James (Pam) Miller, Mark Miller, Mary (Ron) Miller-Strobel, Christine Miller; 7 grandchildren including Ben and Helen; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gladys, Harvey, Ward, Dorothy, William, Phyllis; and his dog, Gizmo. He was predeceased by his sons, Ben in 2006, Scott in 2016; and his parents. Friends are encouraged to support Jim’s family. Funeral services are Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at The Peace Lutheran Church in Charlotte with Pastor David Keller and Pastor Ron Strobel officiating. Visitation is Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Peace Lutheran Church. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Jim on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Julius Miller please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James Julius Miller November 6 1941 August 20 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Charlotte, state: Michigan