Tifton Gazette


March 18, 2014

Otis Zack Miller Sr.

SYLVESTER — Otis Zack Miller Sr., 93, of Sylvester died Sunday March 16, 2014 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors. Dr. Ben Bush will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Banks Funeral Home.

Mr. Miller was born April 2, 1920 in Murphy to the late William Lacy and Minnie Eula Moore Miller. Mr. Miller began his career in the meat processing business in 1936 while working for his brother, Cecil Miller in Murphy. He interrupted his meat processing career to serve during World War II in the United States Army from 1938 to 1946. Mr. Miller, along with his brother Ivey, began the Miller Brothers Sausage Company in Arlington in 1946. They moved the business and their families to Sylvester when then they purchased the Worth Packing Company from Mr. R.E. Bell. He retired from Miller Brothers Packing Company August 1, 2006. Mr. Miller and his late wife, Peggy, loved their children and took great pride in their accomplishments. He was an active Mason throughout his life. Mr. Miller was a member of Worth Lodge 194 F&AM for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Hasan Temple and the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Georgia. In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Miller May 28, 2000 and a grandson, Patrick O’Quinn.

Survivors include sons, Otis Z. Miller Jr. of Lawrenceville, Dan E. Miller (Pat) of Sylvester; daughters, Rita O’Quinn (Mickey) of Tifton, Doris Miller-Liebl (Fred) of Watkinsville, Peggy Clark (Mark) Portage, Mich.; grandchildren, Zack Miller, Jake Miller, Brooke Druckman, Dan Miller Jr., Luke Miller, Michael O’Quinn, Bryan O’Quinn, Max Liebl, Rachel Clark and Nick Clark, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Those desiring memorials may be made to the Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281-9978.

Please sign the online guest registry at www.banksfh.com. Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.


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