David R Miller

September 22, 1930March 2, 2018

MILLER, David R., born on September 22, 1930, passed away on March 2, 2018. David was preceded in death by his father, David Harr Miller; and his mother, Alice Heckler Miller. Survivors include his wife, Irma Tothill Miller; daughter, Linda M. Byrd (Steve) of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, David L. Miller (Debbie) of Lafayette Hill, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Donna T. Ornduff (Rick) of Ashland, Va.; one sister, Judy Miller Harrar (Charles). He was blessed with eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. David attended The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was discharged honorably. David was a skilled machinist and worked for many companies, which included Robertshaw Controls Company in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He retired as a machine shop supervisor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., and then retired in Myrtle Beach, S.C. David was a member of Surfside United Methodist Church in Surfside Beach, S.C. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. 23005. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the VCU Massey Cancer Center:


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 24, 2018

David R Miller

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James Cooper Jr

March 9, 2018

TO: Irma

I express my deepest sympathy to you and family in the lost of your husband, David. For the short period of time I have known him, he was really a genuine person, kind, and polite. We shall miss him here at The Verena.

James Cooper, Jr