Jeffrey Mark Miner of Arcadia, FL was born on April 16, 1958 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Fred Milton Miner and Shirley Ann (Walker) Miner. Jeff died on April 27, 2019 at the age of 61. He is predeceased by his mother and father, and is survived by his wife, Tammy R. Miner, stepsons: Kyle J. & Lindsey Maurer, Dexter and Sasha; grandsons: Jacob and Trevor Maurer, sister: Jane & Jerry Russe, nephew: Ryan Russe, nieces: Erin Russe and Megan (Russe) Baros, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.
Jeff graduated high school in Perry, Ohio and attended Lakeland Community College for a short time. Some of his favorite memories growing up were from fishing trips to Canada with his dad and uncles and working at Pinney Dock in Ashtabula, Ohio. He worked as an insurance adjuster for USAA for many years and at the Arcadia Stockyard for the past five years as a “Master” Gate Operator. His whole life, he worked hard as a Major Pain in the Ass, which he would say is also his greatest accomplishment.
Jeff loved working cattle and chores on the farm which started at a young age visiting his Grandfather’s farm in Ohio. He also loved traveling and visited many countries in the Caribbean and all through the U.S. with his wife, Tammy. Jeff loved spending time with his family and friends and making people laugh. He was known as the life of every party for his sense of humor and love of a good practical joke. Jeff never met a stranger and to know him was to love him. He will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, followed by a celebration of Jeff’s life at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jeff’s name to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.