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Jay Allen “Grinch” Miller

October 28, 1970 - July 9, 2020

Jay Allen “Grinch” Miller, age 49, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 with his loving wife by his side holding his hand.  

Born in Wilmington, DE, on October 28, 1970, he was a son of George Miller (Vickie) and Kathy Campbell (Jimmy). After graduating from Delcastle Technical High School, Jay proudly served his country is the US Navy as a Seabee. For the past 14 years, he made his career as a mechanic with Amtrak.

An active member of his community, Jay was a volunteer firefighter for the Townsend Volunteer Fire Company and served on the Town Council for 8 years in Townsend. A real outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley, especially with his wife, and listening to country music. Jay coached baseball and football and was particularly grateful to be able to coach his children’s teams.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William L. Miller. Grinch will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Saradawn (Smith) Miller; children, Hank, Shelby, Zebediah, and Olivia Miller and Miranda “Peanut” Bryant; and his fur babies, Odin and Miss Phantom.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the address above to help defer funeral costs.

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25 Guestbook messages for Jay Allen “Grinch” Miller

  • Will be missed brother with prayers and love loss of a good work friend.

  • Jay and Vickie and Family, So sorry for your loss!!! Prayers for the Family🙏🙏🙏❤

  • R.I.P CUZ you maybe gone but your not forgotten

  • Saradawn,
    I just read your update and I am saddened deeply and I wanted you to know I was thinking of you. Words have escaped my mind at this moment. I know your heart is breaking. Losing your husband is a tremendous loss. I know it’s been years since we have seen each our face to face but I know he made you super happy. Your pictures you have posted said it all. Your smiles were infectious. The bond you and he had was beautiful. Wow! I’m still blown away. My heartaches for you because I know your in pain. I didn’t even meet your husband but through your posts and pictures it felt like I did. I pray for strength and comfort for you. Tragedy has reared up and impacted your life again. Stay strong girl. God built you for tough! Please hold on to knowing Jay will always be with you and you will be together again and live an eternal life. I’m sorry, I wish you no more pain with my note but I’m here if you need someone to lean on.
    Carol Halsey

  • So very sad. I will miss you Jay.

  • May you rest in peace and may the angels take care of you now. All of us will miss you at the Heritage Society Museum. You will always remain in our thoughts.

  • Jay, too young, too soon to leave your mom, dad and children, Jimmy, and other family members. You and Stephany, Carl, Vince, David, and my mom and dad can ride motorcycles thru the clouds. Some one will have to give Brenda a ride. Oops, uncle Bill, and your brother Bill have to ride to. Your mom is shattered. Please stay close to her and your kids.
    Love ya
    Patti Roark, cuz

  • Saradawn, I have no words that will comfort you and ease the pain you are feeling at this time. I only wish I could take it and carry it for you. May you take comfort in all the happy memories you and Grinch had. I know there were too many to count.

    Grinch, Thank You for your service to our great country. Rest in Eternal Peace.

    Much love and Prayers for comfort.
    Susan

  • To the Miller Family,
    My husband and I are saddened to hear of Grinch’s passing. We had the privilege of meeting him several years ago. He fondly spoke of his family and his life experiences. We are so grateful to have met him. The world has just become a little less interesting without ‘The Grinch’; he will be dearly missed.
    Please know all of you are in our prayers at this sad time.
    Love,
    Reggie and Michele Brown

  • My deepest condolences and prayers from my heart
    All I can say is you both were great Friends and I wish you all the best

  • Dear Jay, I will miss you. Thank you for all the good times we shared during the 29 years we spent together. And most of all thank you for our 4 children Hank,Shelby,Zeb, and Olivia. I know you will be watching over them from heaven. Our bond will always be. Rest In Peace

  • Sleep easy Brother see you on the other side.

  • Sara Dawn I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jay, wish I could be with you all and just give you a hug. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers;

  • Mom and dad loves you very much we loved Jay too. My heart is so heavy for you. There aren’t any words that will help, just know that we love you very much, hope for the very best for you, we’re here for you ❤️❤️❤️❤️Dorothy and Fred Smith [email protected]

  • My dear friend you will be deeply missed we are all greatful to have you in our lives all these years (30) words can’t express it enough how much my kids looked at you as their second dad our tribe will never be the same but I know deep down in my heart you will always be watching over them rest easy Grinch until we meet again

  • Prayers to the family and relatives

  • I am so sorry for you and his children. I can only imagine the hurt. Please know that my heart aches for you and I pray that God will bless you and ease your pain.

  • Sara dawn I cannot express the depth of my sorrow for your loss. I have been thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. Love and prayers. Leslie

  • Love you Sis. So glad I got to meet him at your birthday party last year.

    I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

  • RIP

  • May God give us all the strength we will need to shoulder this terrible loss. Jay, you will be remembered in our hearts with much love. Rest In peace and may God bless you.❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹

  • May we be as strong in your passing as you were in life. Oh my love to you and Sarah Dawn.❤️❤️❤️

  • Goodbye dear Son. I gave you birth and all my love. You were the biggest baby in the nursery, they called you ‘Hercules’. I loved you then and will love you and your brother forever. Give him and Uncle Bill a hug from me. I can talk to you everyday.now. Love Mom and Dad

  • Saradawn my hearts hurts so bad for you little sister. Nothing I or anyone can say or do would ever be enough. Know that you are loved and in prayers. Take care of you!!!

  • I am sending my condolences to you and your family. Rest in Peace Jay. We love you and all your family members.