Zachary Ryan Miller, age 20, of Elsie, MI, tragically passed away as the result of a car accident on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Sparrow Clinton Hospital, St. Johns, MI.
Funeral Services will be held at Ovid-Elsie High School on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 3:00 P.M., with Pastor Don Blacker officiating. Burial will take place at Fairfield Township Cemetery, Fairfield Township, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI and on Saturday beginning at 2:00 P.M. until the time of service.
Zachary was born in Owosso, Michigan on July 2, 2001, the son of Kyle Wayne and Teanna (Gall) Miller. He graduated from Ovid-Elsie High School with the class of 2020, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams.
At age 16, Zach became a Cadet Firefighter with the Elsie Fire Department and was officially certified in June 2021. He was so proud to be a part of the Fire Department and help his community. Zach was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and being with his family and friends. He enjoyed being a mechanic and his job at Priority Auto Body. He was looking forward to growing his skills and certifications.
Zach is survived by his parents Kyle and Teanna, brother Jarred, and sister Maddisyn. He is also survived by his grandparents: Dale (Deborah) Miller, Anita (Robert) McNamara, Thomas Gall, and Beth Gall; uncles: Ryan (Keri) Miller, Kalen (Tiffanie) Gall, Bob (Peg) McNamara, Bill (Amy) McNamara, and Dave (Breanna) Homes; Aunt Kim; many cousins, girlfriend Samantha Boles and best friends: Kamron and Gavyn Perry, TJ Hurst, Hayden Hebeler, and many others.
A "Benefit for Zach Miller Fund" has been set up and donations may be made at any Journey FCU or at www.elsiefd.com. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.