Barry Wade Miller — UPDATED
Barry Wade Miller, 78, Syracuse, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, at his home in Syracuse with his loving wife and children by his side. Born Aug. 14, 1944, in Warsaw, he was the son of Ernest “Wade” Miller and Opal I. “Babe” (Kuhn) Miller. Barry graduated from North Webster High School, North Webster, in 1963. He was married on Oct. 14, 1966, in Fort Carson, Colo., 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, Ashville, N.C., Gary Wade (Cheryl) Miller, Louisville, Ky. and Andrew Carl (Marcie) Miller, Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Marianne (Michael Foreman) Wong, Goshen; five grandsons, Gregg, Brandon, Andrew II, Michael and Ethan; two granddaughters, Ellen and Ashe; four great-granddaughters, Hayden, Ryker, Kayden and Layla; and sister, Melody (Stan) Rensberger, 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 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Syracuse Cemetery.
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 Drive, Elkhart, IN 46514. Written condolences may be left at www.TitusFuneralHome.com