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Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home

4150 East Third St, Bloomington, IN

OBITUARY

Rev. Dr. Richard A. Miller

October 14, 1942April 17, 2015
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Rev. Dr. Richard Miller, age 72, Bloomington, passed on to his heavenly home at 8:56 a.m. on April 17, 2015, at Hospice House. He was born in Xenia, OH, to the late William and Cenia (Greene) Miller. He married Sandi (Bidlack) Miller in November 1972, and she survives. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, Richard completed two Master’s degrees (M.Div., from Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, and M.Phil. from Drew University, Madison, NJ). He earned a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Drew University. He pastored Nazarene churches in New Jersey and Indiana. In 2010, the Southwest Indiana District Church of the Nazarene honored him with the Eagle Award for his contributions to the district. He loved to prepare his weekly sermons and preach, and he loved his church family. He was a writer, having published many poems and devotional articles. He was an educator, having taught at the high school and college levels. He enjoyed reading and woodworking. A busy pastor, he always made time for his family. In addition to his wife, surviving family members include his daughter, Nicole “Nikki” Miller, his son, Mark Miller, both of Bloomington, IN, and his son from his first marriage, Richard (Jenny) Miller, Jr., of Winter Park, FL. Other survivors include his two sisters, Jane (Paul) Drake, of Xenia, OH, and Gladys (Bill) Fox, of Camp Verde, AZ, and brother, Robert (Karen) Miller, of Roque Bluffs, ME, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 2 to 6 pm at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 700 W. Howe St., Bloomington, IN 47403, or to Rock Steady Boxing (boxing therapy for Parkinson’s Disease patients), 6847 Hillsdale Court, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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kimberly carson

April 24, 2015

Mark and family

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers during these difficult days ahead.

Night Shift Dispatch-BPD

April 22, 2015

I'm very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hands. May God continue to comfort your family (Psalm 9:9,10).

April 20, 2015

Sandi, Nicole and Mark: your time together was loving and long but now too short. Please know that my love and prayers are with you in the loss of your wonderful husband and father.

Brenda Kirts

Donna Schwamberger

April 19, 2015

So sorry, Sandi, for your loss and Mark and Nikki as well. I'll be praying for you all, and please feel free to call anytime. Love you.

FROM THE FAMILY

Our Precious Father

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Dad (age 17 or 18) with his cousins

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Dad on graduation day, early 1960's

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Dad with his son, Rich in 1966

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Dad with his son, Rich in 1968

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Dad with his mother, Cenia in the late 1960's

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Our Precious Father

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Dad (age 17 or 18) with his cousins

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Dad on graduation day, early 1960's

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Dad with his son, Rich in 1966

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Dad with his son, Rich in 1968

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Dad with his mother, Cenia in the late 1960's

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Dad studying for the ministry, 1970's

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Wedding Day, November 1972

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Wedding Day, November 1972

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Dad and his favorite pastime, eating!