Charles Gordon Miller Sr.

March 26, 1938December 29, 2018

Charles Gordon Miller, 80, of Conover, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at his residence. Born March 26, 1938 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Charles was the son of John H. Miller and Hilda R. Miller.

Charles was known for his energetic spirit, intense love for family, and strong opinion. Most of his latter days were spent going to “the cabin” with the boys, and travelling around the country to ride his horse, Doc. He was a proud member of the North Carolina Backcountry Horsemen.

When he wasn’t reminiscing with family and friends, you could find Charles in the driveway, washing his truck. He was always known for being a hard worker.

After high school, Charles served four years in the Navy and was stationed in Florida. After 26 years of working at Gaines Motor Lines, he “retired” and committed the next 20 years to JK Landscaping, driving a dump truck.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Sylvia Miller; brother, John H. Miller Jr.; brother-in-law, Kenny Kidwiler; and his horse, Doc.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Charles Miller, Jr. and his wife, Cindy, Doug Miller and his wife, Debbie; daughter, Jackie Miller and her husband, Kevin; his brother, Bill Miller and his wife, Brenda; sister, Carolyn Kidwiler; five grandchildren, Jonathan Presnell and his wife, Glenny, Jordan Johnson and his wife, Rebecca, Justin Miller and fiancée, Shelby, Katie Logan and her husband, Brewer, Jennifer Green and her husband, Nate; four great-grandchildren, Noah Johnson, Landon Johnson, Ryleigh Presnell, and Jackson Miller; three bonus great-grandchildren, Robinson, Rachelle, and Ryan; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service for Charles will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Conover on Tuesday, January, 8, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Johnson and Rev. Anton Lagoutine officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Memorials may be given to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Condolences may be sent to the Miller family at

The Miller family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.


  • Receiving of Friends Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Charles Gordon Miller Sr.

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Tim Gaines

January 15, 2019

To the family, I have known Charlie since the first day he started working for Gaines Motor Lines. I want to say that he always did a great job and took pride in his work and his truck. He was not only a great employee but he was a great friend as well. I use to love to hear his stories or should I say his adventures after he got off a trip. For those of you who knew him while he worked for us will agree those were the real days of trucking. He was such a pleasure to work with. I use to also love to hear his stories about the hobby he loved so much and that was riding his horse. He loved his horse. Charlie was also a true cowboy. Charlie will be missed by all. I want to say that prayers and thoughts go out to all his loved ones.