William Miller 1968-2022
William “Bill” Howard Miller, Jr., 54, of Mayetta, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at his home.
He was born Feb. 11, 1968, in Norwich, N.Y., the son of William Howard Sr. and Patricia (Muller) Miller.
Bill graduated in 1987 from South Otselic High School in South Otselic, N.Y. Bill lived in Mayetta for 21 years and previously in Axtell. He was a truck driver for Koch and Company for many years. Bill also worked for Topeka Trailer Repair and recently he worked for Aramark in the maintenance department, where he repaired industrial washers and dryers.
On July 8, 1989, Bill was united in marriage to Delaina J. Shockey in Rossville. They shared more than 33 years of marriage.
Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1991. He was a member of Mayetta Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 393 AF&AM in Mayetta, and the Hung Like Monkeys Biker Group.
Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his family and close friends.
Survivors include his wife Delaina of the home; two daughters, Kayla M. Ribelin (Scott) of Hoyt and Karlie J. Miller (Nathan Triggs) of Topeka; a son, Caliber T. Miller of the home; two sisters, Rhonda Barry (Marty) of Oxford, N.Y., and Paula Palmer (Elmer) of Greer, S.C.; a brother, Dan Miller (Shawna) of Hiawatha; father-in-law, William Shockey of Soldier; three grandchildren, Blaine, Korianna and Braelynna; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Howard Sr. and Patricia Miller; a son, Chase William Miller; mother-in-law, Audrey Shockey; and a nephew, Timothy Barry.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will follow in Holton Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the William H. Miller Jr. Memorial Fund (to be designated at a later date), sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfunesralhomes.com