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Barry Wade Miller

August 14, 1944 — February 15, 2023

Syracuse

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Barry Wade Miller, of Syracuse, passed away at his home with his loving wife and children by his side on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the age 78.  Born on August 14, 1944 in Warsaw, IN, he was the son of Ernest “Wade” Miller and Opal I. “Babe” (Kuhn) Miller.  Barry graduated from North Webster High School in North Webster, IN in 1963 and was married on October 14, 1966 in Fort Carson, CO, to Judith “Judy” Brannon who survives.

Throughout his professional career, Barry previously worked at White Front Grocery Store in North Webster and honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1965-1969.   He was the former owner and operator of Miller Heating & Air and owned Miller Gun Sales in Syracuse since 1989. 

An active member of the Wawasee community, Barry lent his HVAC skills to the Wawasee Building Trade Program and previously served as the Pack 24 Cub Scout Master where he received the Pine Burr Award. He was also a member of the Syracuse Men’s Bowling League and the American Legion Post 223 in Syracuse.

More personally, Barry loved animals and was a passionate fan of NASCAR, faithfully supporting Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the years.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter, though it took him 27 years to shoot his first deer.  Most of all, Barry was a quiet and shy person who was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family dearly.

Along with his wife of 56 years, Judy, Barry is survived by three sons, Robert Miller of Ashville, NC, Gary Wade (Cheryl) Miller of Louisville, KY, and Andrew Carl (Marcie) Miller of Fort Worth, TX; daughter, Marianne (Michael Foreman) Wong of Goshen, IN; five grandsons, Gregg, Brandon, Andrew II, Michael, and Ethan; two granddaughters, Ellen and Ashe; four great-grandchildren, Hayden, Ryker, Kayden, and Layla; and sister, Melody (Stan) Rensberger of Syracuse.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Titus Funeral Home of Syracuse is entrusted with care of Barry and the Miller family.  Family and friends may gather on Monday, February 20, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 South Huntington Street, Syracuse. A Life Celebration will take place at 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be directed to New Hope Pet Rescue, 72555 CR 29, Syracuse, IN 46567 or the Fido Fund of Michiana, 4005 Timberstone Dr., Elkhart, IN 46514.  Written condolences may be left at www.TitusFuneralHome.com

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