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Estel David Miller

Estel David Miller, age 92, was born in Baltimore, on Dec. 19, 1927, to Roy and Della (Poling) Miller and grew up on the family farm on Basil Western Road. He passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. He was a 1946 graduate of Liberty Union High School, a 1950 graduate of Capital University, and received his Master’s Degree from Ohio State University in 1962. He was a long time principal at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury.
He was the father of Richard (Joanne) Miller, Debbie (Robert) Parsons, and Sandy (Gene) Stine and is survived by his grandchildren, Carie Gitlan, Julia Miller, Janet McClaskey, Autumn McCormick, Matt Strine, Trevor Sacksteder, Mark Stine, Jody Young, and Michaela Burbury; 18 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Bill (Sue) and Jim (Margaret) Hochradel; sister-in-law, Marianne Harrison; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marvine Miller; and wife, Violet Hochradel Miller.
A private family ceremony took place at Basil Memorial Cemetery, with prior burial by the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

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