Brian Wayne Miller

July 28, 1950 - November 10, 2016
Brian Wayne Miller

Miller, Brian Wayne, 66, of Gibsonton, passed away peacefully in Zephyrhills, Florida on November 10, 2016. Brian was born on July 28, 1950 in Sharon Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late, John and Sylvia Miller. Brian courageously served our country in the United States Marines during the Vietnam war. He later went on to work as an assistant concession manager for the Mighty Bluegrass Shows and then later Belle City Amusement for many years. He was a member of the International Independent Showman’s Association in Gibsonton, Florida. In his spare time, Brian enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, such as Sudoku and also playing card games, especially Texas Holdem.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sylvia Miller; and brother, Shane (John Arthur Miller III). He is survived by his daughter and first wife, Angela (Jeremy) Sorlie-Benjamin and Geneva Snow; daughter and second wife, Nicole (James Tomlinson) Miller and Barbara Long; daughters and third wife, Danielle (Kyle) Heuermann and Brianna (Christopher Snoddy) Miller and Ruth Wynn; brothers, Terry (Helen) and Kim Miller; sister, Janine Williamson; grandchildren, Ashley, Shawn, Mackenzie, Peyton, Cole, Gracelynn, Ember, and Tytiana; aunt, Sandra Davis; step-mother, Donna Miller; step-children, Jaque, Michael, and Justin; special friends, Nicky and Debbie Viscomi; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is to be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 10am – 2 pm at IISA, located at 6915 Riverview Drive, Riverview, FL 33578.


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  • November 14, 2016
    Douglas DiAngelo Cohon says:
    Many people I have told ask me if I am talking about Brian the tip board guy from Bluegrass. He was so much more than that. Brian was an amazing man. Brian was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to. He was a kindhearted man. He will be missed. God Rest his Soul.

  • November 22, 2016
    Lorraine and Freda pizza cone ladies on Belle city says:
    Oh no we love Brian we will truly miss him . He was a kind man and always made his round and ask us how we doing .so sorry to hear that . Brian we love you and thank you for your kindness!

  • November 19, 2016
    Lisa and Ernie Hardeman lit a candle:
    Lit since November 19, 2016 at 11:17:15 AM

  • November 15, 2016
    .,Ron Ellis says:
    Brian was a good man RIP my brother

  • November 15, 2016
    ORLIN SARGENT says:
    I never Back a trailer into a tight spot and not think of him guiding me in. I never see a carnival in the distance and not think, I wonder if Brian is there. I can't watch wheel of fortune and not picture him by my booth playing the hand held game I kept for him under my counter... What a true blessing to have known this man and friend... Love this guy

  • November 14, 2016
    Angie Payne says:
    You will be deeply missed by all. Your knowledge was so keen of the laying of the lots, which made the crowd flow easily. R.I.P. our friend, we will miss you. WAYNE PIES, JOANNE PIES, ANGIE PAYNE, JOHN WADSWORTH, BARB & DAN HUNT S I D E S H O W S

  • November 14, 2016
    Jack and Betty Burbach lit a candle:
    Lit since November 14, 2016 at 11:43:18 PM

  • November 14, 2016
    Robin Rogers says:
    From the depths of my heart you was more than you'll every know to me friend more than you'll know to all if us popper girls through out the years. You will always be more than my best friends daddy We are not just friends but FAMILY always AND FOREVER BLUEGRASS SHOWS LOVE YOU MY FRIEND rip

  • November 14, 2016
    Jo Ann Arnold lit a candle:
    Lit since November 14, 2016 at 11:55:21 AM

  • November 13, 2016
    Aunt Sandy Davis says:
    Brian was very kind and loving, just like his father. I'm grateful to his carnival friends and co-workers for welcoming him with open arms, accepting, loving and supporting him just as he was. He will be in my heart forever!

  • November 14, 2016
    Barbara Long (Miller) says:
    Neither me or Brian were expecting this to happen. We were making plans for him to come to Nebraska in December to see his family that lives here. All of us here loved him and missed him and we were so excited to think of him coming here and spending some time with us. He never missed a birthday call to any of us and we never missed a call to him on birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. we all loved him and will miss him dearly.

  • November 13, 2016
    Gil. Brooks says:
    Can't make your celebration, I will call from time to time to see whats happening on the Midway in Heaven.

  • November 13, 2016
    Jean Weese lit a candle:
    Lit since November 13, 2016 at 11:41:53 PM

  • November 13, 2016
    Rick Miller says:
    Brian Miller a cool cousin a little crazy with a big heart keeping you in are Hearts.R.I.P. CUZZ.Rock On.

  • November 13, 2016
    Paul E Bowman says:
    Brian was a great friend for many many years, always happy to see a familiar face and a gentleman !!

  • November 13, 2016
    Angie Jones lit a candle:
    Lit since November 13, 2016 at 11:17:28 PM

  • November 13, 2016
    Aunt Sandy Davis says:
    Brian was very kind and loving, just like his father. I am grateful to his carnival family for welcoming him with open arms, for loving and accepting him for who he was. He will be in my heart forever. (don't know if my first attempt took)