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Donald Bruce Miller

October 9, 1935 September 25, 2019
Donald Bruce Miller
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Obituary for Donald Bruce Miller

Donald Bruce Miller, 83, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born near Hinton on October 9, 1935, and was a son of the late Glen W. and Ola (Kiracofe) Miller.

Don retired from C. L. Custer Texaco after 44 years and 4 months of service.

He was a member of Mount Bethel Church of the Brethren, where he had been a deacon, and served on various other church boards and committees. He graduated from Mount Clinton High School, class of 1953. He served his country in the national guard. Don was a member of Rockingham Union Masonic Lodge AF & AM #27, and enjoyed riding horses with his friends and was a member of Brookwood Riding Club and the John Kline Riders. He enjoyed traveling and was a member of the Family Motor Coach Association. Don and Louise spent their winters in Estero, FL after his retirement. He was an avid baseball fan and was active with the Bridgewater Reds and later in life followed his grandson with the Ohio State Buckeye's.

Don was an outgoing person who never met a stranger. He kept every conversation lively and often added a story to prove a point of view. Faith, family and friends were always a priority for him, and he always responded to needs in a generous way.

He was united in marriage on November 24, 1954 to Louise Heatwole Miller, of Dayton.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons Brent Miller and wife Deborah, and Bruce Miller and wife Connie, all of Dayton; sister, Shirley Coakley and husband Carroll, of Knoxville, TN; and brother, Nelson L. Miller and wife Phyllis, of Rockingham. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Justin Miller and wife Mallory, Lauren Morris and husband Kyle, Kacey Runion and husband Andrew, and Blaire Miller and four great grandchildren, Gabe Jacobs, Declan Miller, Easton Morris, and Tanner Runion.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren with Rev. Marty Doss and Rev. Wendell L. "Sonny" Henkel officiating. Burial will be private.

Friends may call anytime on Friday at the Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater to pay respects. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren, 8550 Robinson Rd., Dayton, VA 22821.

The family would like to send their appreciation and thanks to the staff of Sentara RMH’s 5th Floor West and Hahn Cancer Center for the care they showed to Don and his family.

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memorial service




3:00 PM 9/28/2019 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/28/2019 4:00:00 PM
Mt. Bethel Church of The Brethren

Rev. Marty Doss and Rev. Wendell L. "Sonny" Henkel officiating. Burial will be private.

Mt. Bethel Church of The Brethren

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Mount Bethel Church of the Brethren

8550 Robinson Road
Dayton, VA 22821

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