Robert H. Miller, 59, of Lakeview, went with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala.
Robert was born in Kenton on June 25, 1959, to the late Max and Emma Wisse Miller. He was also preceded in death by his fishing buddies, Tommy and Tim Oakley.
Robert is survived by his four loving children, Michelle (Joe) Oakley, Dan (McKaila) Miller, Jessica (Andy) Conover and Staci (Justin) Powell, all of Lakeview; his life partner, Lorri Bryant of New Hope, Ala., and her three children, Tracey, Travis and Tyler Robinson; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter;, and a brother, Phillip Miller.
He started at an early age teaching himself to be an outstanding entrepreneur. He owned and successfully managed Floyd’s Drive Thru in Lakeview until his retirement, when he followed his life dream of moving south to fish year-round.
As a young boy he became passionate about fishing. There is no number high enough to describe how many times he cast his line in Indian Lake. Robert enjoyed fishing local tournaments including Acheson’s Bass Scramble, the Moose State Tournaments and Cast for a Cure. He was avid with the Salmoides Circuit, where he always qualified for the classic. He lived his dream of competing in the ProAm Bass Masters Tour receiving fourth place at the Harris Chain of Lakes in 2003 and second place at Lake Eufaula in 2004.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He knew he was blessed with everyone near him. Robert was a wonderful father and grandfather, who instilled the values of honesty, integrity, and work ethics. He was very respectful and well respected by anyone he met.
One would say that if Robert had a fishing pole in one hand and a dollar in his pocket, he was having a great day.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that individuals take a fishing lure to be left with Robert.
Funeral services will begin at 11 am, Friday, Oct. 12, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview, where visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Burial is in Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire, Ohio.
Contributions may be given in his name to Cast for a Cure.
Express condolences at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.