Edward E. Miller Sr., 83, passed away on Feb. 2, 2019, at his home.
Edward was born on Aug. 18, 1935, in Saline County to Everett and Pauline (Graves) Miller. He attended Cain Country School, Harrisburg High School and received his civil engineering degree from Oklahoma State University.
Edward married Linda Hayes and they shared more than 27 years of marriage.
Edward worked for IDOT-Miller Engineering Inc. He had many hobbies during his lifetime but golf and his pups, PJ and Paki, were number one. Edward was in the Miller Engineering Golf League for years and played almost daily when the weather permitted. Edward always enjoyed working with wood and made many unique pieces as gifts. He also loved Ford Mustangs.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Miller; a son, Edward E. (Terri) Miller Jr.; a daughter, Brandy (Paul) Carnaghi; grandchildren Erika (Caleb) Diericx, Jacob (Emily) Miller, Bailey White (fiancÚ James Key) and Chase Miller; a great-granddaughter, Jaiden Mae Key; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Bud Motsinger; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark Andrew; and a brother, William Miller.
A celebration of life will begin held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at Bennie's Italian Foods in Marion for family and friends. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Dr. Roger Watters and staff and Hospice of Southern Illinois for all their kindness.