Ernest (Captain) Eugene Miller

March 2, 1933 - December 13, 2020

Ernest (Captain) Eugene Miller, 87, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 20 years, formerly of Mishawaka, IN, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born March 2, 1933 in Lakeville, IN to Raymond and Erma Miller, now deceased.

Ernest was of the Methodist faith. “Cap” was a sea captain whose passion was sailing vessels from the Great Lakes down the Mississippi to Florida and the Bahamas and back. He had a profound love of motorcycles, owning over 40 in his lifetime. His adventurous soul took him all over the world. Cap captivated his audience sharing his plentiful life stories. He loved his family and was blessed with many friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carolyn (Judy) Miller of Cape Coral; two loving children, ToniRae Hurley (Tim) of Cape Coral, and Raymond H Miller II (Maria) of Elkhart, IN; two siblings, Marilyn Gundlach (Jerry) of Plymouth, IN, and Howard Miller of Edwardsburg, MI; two grandchildren, Phillip Brittain and Eric Brittain; as well as two great grandchildren, Corey Brittain and Peyton Brittain. He was preceded in death by brothers John, Roland and Richard.

Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Ernest Eugene Miller are suggested to Hope Hospice of Cape Coral, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Greatest human being to have as a friend you’re going to be missed and we love you very much Dec 18, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Greatest human being to have as a friend you’re going to be missed and we love you very much Freddy/irene

  2. Judy and John Hodgson Dec 18, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    I love and miss you. Your spirit and smile ,friendship and stories will dearly be missed. I am sorry I never got my move done to Florida to spend more time with you and judy, Toni and Tim and Philip and Eric We do love and miss all of you. Your in our thoughts and prayers during this tough time please know we wish we could be there with you. Love you all so much.

  3. chris johnston Dec 18, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Loved Forever
    Thank you Cap for many memorable moments and a true friendship.
    You enriched the lives of everyone you met every day.
    Never Forgotten and Always in our Hearts.
    Chris Johnston and your Canadian family

  4. Chad Dyer Dec 20, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Where can one begin to summarize so much someone has given. The Captain was like a father to me. As a young lad I had become to know the Millers and they are family. The Captain was always there with his kind words, fatherly advice, and a friend. He has taught me so much from the value of people and friendships to the rewards of hard work and dedication. Captain always had a story, a teaching moment that captivated me like no one else. A very proud man of his accomplishments in which I marveled from the cars he so meticulously cared for to his carpentry work. Captain always had a solution and has had my admiration from the day I met him. I will greatly miss him as a part of me is missing but replaced with a part of him I will never lose. Rest well Captain, until we meet again.

  5. Marcia Miller Dec 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Sending my prayers and condolences.i am so sorry for your loss.Sincerely Marcia Miller

  6. Tania Gibson Dec 26, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    An amazing man who came to England and was a very close friend of my late father Dave Dickinson, I will always treasure the fond memories of my childhood when Ernie came to see us such a gentleman and loving and caring person who we will sadly miss forever on our hearts xxx

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