James ‘Dee’ Miller

James “Dee” Miller, 98, of Lebanon, Indiana, passed away Dec. 31, 2016, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood in Lebanon. James was born on April 28, 1918 in Lebanon, the son of the late Ollie and Mary (Fine) Miller. He married Anna May Isenhour in 1938. She passed away in 2003. James served as a private in the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed travelling, fishing, golfing and woodworking; he was also proud of the fact that he got to meet Bob Dole. James was a machine operator who worked for Stanworth Tool, and eventually retired from Allison General Motors. Survivors include his daughters, Brenda Montgomery (Dick) of Lebanon, and Alice Neal (Eugene) of Lewistown, Mont.; his grandchildren, Cynthia Johnson (Richard) of Lebanon, Ind., Aaron Neal of Lewistown, Mont., Adam Neal of San Diego, Calif., Marcia Montgomery (Brett) of Lebanon, Ind., and Jacob Neal of Lewiston, Mont.; and a great-grandchild William Johnson of Lebanon, Ind. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his wife Anna May; son Jack Miller; brothers Oliver Miller, Oren Miller, Robert Miller, John Miller; and sisters Irene Lobb and Helen Keller. Family and friends will gather Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, for visitation from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and services will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Strawmyer and Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon, Ind. James will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon with military rites. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 7300 S. State Road 267, Lebanon, IN 46052.

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