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Michael Gene Miller

March 16, 1955 ~ July 31, 2021 (age 66)


Michael Gene Miller, age 66 of Miller Beach, Indiana formerly of Metropolis, Illinois departed this life on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus. Michael was born on March 16, 1955 in Paducah, Kentucky the son of Gene and Sue (Moss) Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Michael grew up as a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis, graduated from Metropolis Community High School where he was active in the Thespian Club, graduated from University of Illinois Chicago campus with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, worked for many years at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Chicago, and retired from Leslie Hindman Auction Company in Chicago, Illinois where he worked as a Graphics Designer. He had a passion for landscaping and gardening, and was a member of the singing group “The Movement” which performed locally and toured England in the summer of 1973.

Michael is survived by his mother, Sue (Moss) Miller; partner, Hugo Hernandez; brothers, David Miller, Brian Scott Miller, Gary Don Miller and wife Carol; nieces, Davina Miller-Clements, Harmony Hudson, Lauren Lipchak, Sarah Miller, Faith Miller; nephews, Arthur Miller, Johnathan Miller, Evan Miller, Andrew Miller; uncle, Meredith A. Moss and wife Charlene; a number of great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Gene Ray Miller; grandparents, Garland L. and Evelyn (Smothers) Moss and Cleo E. and Pauline (Walter) Miller.

Visitation will be held on Thursday evening, August 5, 2021 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made in Michael’s name to First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Road, Metropolis, Illinois 62960.

Pallbearers will be David Miller, Brian Scott Miller, Gary Don Miller, Johnathan Miller, Daniel Clements, and Jon Howell.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at



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August 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960

Funeral Service
August 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960


First Baptist Church
307 Massac Creek Road, Metropolis IL 62960
Tel: 1-618-524-8681

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