Brad Miller (1953-2018)

Brad Miller

WATERLOO — Brad Miller, 64, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Waterloo, died Jan. 11 in Waycross, Ga.

Bradford Cleve Miller was born Feb. 9, 1953, the adopted son of Marvin and Linda Benzel Miller of Waterloo. He attended Grace Brethren Church. Brad graduated from West High School in 1971 and attended Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. He also studied business and finance at the University of Northern Iowa.

As a young man Brad worked various jobs with Cleve G. Miller & Son Construction, a business started by his grandfather and operated by his father. His first outside employment was at the parts counter of a forklift dealer. Over time he moved into sales, a career that would occupy the rest of his life. In the mid-80s Brad’s parents opened a Cutlery World store in Ft. Myers and Brad moved to Florida to manage it. In the early ’90s Brad made the transition into the boat business, landing the national sales manager position for Shamrock Marine. From there he worked for Mako Marine, Action Craft and Marine Outfitters. And most recently, Sundance Boats, which became Composite Research Inc. of Blackshear, Ga.

Survived by: his brother, Craig (LuAnn) Miller of Eldora; nieces Mandy and Katie; grandniece Nevaeh; and many cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Feb. 17, at McGregor Baptist Church, Ft. Myers, Fla.

Memorials: may be sent to Operation Freedom Inc., P.O. Box 654, Alpharetta GA 30009 or go to www.operationfreedom.us.

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