Laurence Michael “Mickey” “Larry” Miller, age 56, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, died on January 6, 2023, in Sault Ste. Marie, after being struck by a motorhome, while riding his bike.
Mickey was born on November 2, 1966, in Saginaw, Michigan. He was placed into foster care with the Miller’s at two days old. Paul and Josephine (Pauly) Miller then adopted Mickey welcoming him into their home with many new sisters and brothers. They loved and cared for Mickey so much.
Mickey grew up in Davidson, Michigan and on Drummond Island, Michigan. Mickey loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, dirt biking and ATVing. Mickey had his own way of thinking that caused him to do many crazy things. When he was ice fishing and he would get to hot in the shack, he would strip down and dive in the water. Sometimes coming up he would miss judge the hole and smack his head on the ice. His dad said “they never knew how he would come walking in the house with blood pouring out of a cut on his head or with his hat trying to cover it.
Mickey loved speed and owned a 1969 Monty Carlo which was his baby. There was one time he and his dad were heading in from fishing all day, and they were flying when Mick was distracted and yelled “Hang On” and they humped the dock.
A few years later Larry met Heidi Verrett. They raised two children, Hunter and Siera Miller.
Larry is survived by sons, Nathanial McCall, Hunter Miller, and Christion Shaw; daughter, Siera Miller; grandsons, Nathaniel McCall Jr, Raymond McCall and Jasper Shaw; siblings, Mark (Lori) Miller Drummond, Paula (Tim) Hippert of Whitehall Montana, Denise (John) Aitkens of Burton Michigan; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Larry is preceded in death by parents, Paul and Josephine Miller; sister, Kathy Welch-cote; brothers, Michael Miller and John Miller; twin daughters, Autumn Summer Miller; and son, Scott Raymond Miller; wife, Heidi Miller; and mother-in-law, Linda Verrett.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Cultural Center. Traditional Services will begin at 1:00 PM.
Family wishes memorial contributions go towards the Funeral Expenses, C/O Galer Funeral Homes, 24549, S. M-129, Pickford, MI 49774.
Clark Hovie Galer Funeral Homes & Cremation in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.galerfuneralhomes.com