Patrick J. Miller, 68


Patrick J. “Maynard” Miller, 68, of Sorento, died on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. An additional visitation will be held Wednesday, June 30, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Adam Hahs officiating. Interment will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.

Mr. Miller was born March 18, 1953, in Highland, to Elwaine and Louise (Jacober) Miller. He married Connie L. “Layla” Ainsworth on Aug. 19, 2004, in Greenville, and she survives.

He was born and grew up in Highland, graduating from Highland High School with the class of 1971.

During his career, Mr. Miller worked at Whiting Roll Up Truck Doors, then Dowell Industrial Services. He later owned and operated M&M Saloon in Grantfork from 1984 to 1989. He retired with the closing of the bar.

He moved to Sorento in 2004. He loved gardening, camping, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed participating in Dart League and Pool League.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Miller is survived by his daughter, Jennifer E. (Tim) Wagner of Edwardsville; grandchildren, Dayton L. Crossley, Landen J. Crossley and Lexxi P. Wagner, all of Edwardsville; brothers, Dennis J. (Starr) Miller of Highland and Michael L. Miller of Charlotte, NC; sister, Beatrice K. “Bea” (Gerald “Gerry”) Strieker of Aviston; and sister-in-law, Sharon I. Miller of Highland.

He was preceded in death by his father on June 12, 1981; mother on Jan. 29, 1999; first wife, Marcie B. (Hanon) Miller on April 1, 2003; and brother, Thomas E. “Tom” Miller on Sept. 28, 2016.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Madison County Animal Shelter. Online condolences to the family may be left at