Leroy Leroy "Bo" Miller Jr. Miller Jr.

January 24, 1927July 10, 2014
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Leroy “Bo” Miller, Jr. age 87, of Hickory died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Catawba Valley Regional Hospice.

Born January 24, 1927 in Polk County, N.C., he was the son of the late Leroy Miller, Sr. and Mary Effie Looper Miller. He was an United States Navy veteran and a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. Bo was an avid hunter and fisherman; he loved riding his motorcycle, but most of all spending time with his family. He was a member of American Motorcycle Association, National Rifle Association and was a retired truck driver for Century Furniture.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Miller and two sisters, Sue Cooke and Peggy Bumgarner.

Survivors include three sons, James Miller and significant other, Martha of Hickory, Terry Miller and wife, Susan of Icard , Larry Miller and wife, Gesila of Hickory; two daughters, Janice Whitener and husband William of Taylorsville and Donna Young and husband, James of Newton; and over fifty grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

A service of remembrance will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2014 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. The casket will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Rev. Steven Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends and family.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Valley Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.


  • Funeral Service Monday, July 14, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, July 13, 2014

Leroy Leroy "Bo" Miller Jr. Miller Jr.

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Robert M. Taylor cycle racer

August 1, 2014

Bo Miller was my friend since the early fifties when we rode motorcycles together . I only found out about his leaving us today and I will miss him. But our LORD come to see Bo on Thursday and held out HIS hand and Bo took ahold of it and The LORD has taken Bo Miller with HIM to Heaven. May GOD Bless you Bo and keep you forever and ever. Amen

Holly Beck

July 15, 2014

We hate to see you go, but we are happy because we know WHERE you are going. Dale and I have enjoyed talking with you and having you sit behind us in church for the past several years. Every time I walked into Mt.Bethel United Methodist Church and saw your face I couldn't help but smile. I will always remember you fondly and miss you greatly.

With Love, Holly Beck


July 15, 2014

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Bob Duckworth

July 14, 2014

Bo Miller was a great fellow.I had the pleasure to stop by to see him a few days before he passed and share a few stories and smiles with him.He, besides my own father and myself, was a very stubborn man but a man that would go out of his way to make you feel important.I'm also glad that a couple of other fellows who worked with us at Cheerwine were able to stop in to see Bo before he left us here on earth.To his family left her, I know he's not in pain anymore and is in a better place.Gob bless all of you.

Stacey Eckard

July 13, 2014

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers