Ronald Eugene Miller

December 18, 1929September 28, 2013
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Ronald E. Miller

83, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013. He was born in Akron, Ohio and grew up in East Tennessee. Ronald attended the University of Tennessee and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was in the golf business for 40 years. In 1978, Ronald started the Miller Golf Bag Company and retired in 1989.

Ronald is survived by his wife of sixty years, Laurie; and two daughters Marlette Kunkle (Craig) of Palm Beach Gardens and Jan Thompson (Tommy) of Woodland Hills, CA; Five grandchildren Jessica Targum (Adam), Sara Lawson (Anthony), Stephen Kunkle, Lindsay Thompson-Wilson (Gabriel), Stacey Kunkle; great grandchildren Sara Belle Targum and Olivia Lawson; his brother Freddie Miller.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at Aycock-Riverside Funeral Home from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 7:00 PM. A private burial will be held at Riverside Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 or to the American Cancer Society, 235 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 3, 2013

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October 12, 2013

Laurie, As one reads the comments on this guest book it is so obvious how much Ron was appreciated, admired, and loved. What a great combination. His personality could bring sunshine to golf on a rainy day. Yes, we all will miss him... Ione and Gary Wiren

Mickey McRoberts

October 9, 2013

Ron Miller will always be Mr Miller to me...frozen in time as a 40 year old doting Dad (this world needs lots more just like him!), me as a long-haired high school kid dating his daughter. He always looked me right in the eye and engaged me in some sort of meaningful conversation, sharing his wisdom. He was full of energy, so neat and put together in his sharp golf slacks and a a golf shirt that looked like it was brand spanking new. Flash forward about 40 years to our next encounter. When he came into our medical office a few years ago, we spotted each other and made a point to circle back a little later after his treatment. In the 30 minutes or so we sat down together, doing our best to catch up on the 40 year gap since our last conversation, he made me feel as though we hadn't missed a beat. Although he never shared the details of his battle with cancer, he was keenly interested in mine. Afterwards, I walked with him to his absolutely spotless car where we shared our "Lexi" stories. I recall how proud he was to tell me all about his. As he drove off, I thought to myself, what a good, person. He made me feel good. I hope he enjoyed our time, too. We should all try to be more like Mr Miller.

Jon Last

October 6, 2013

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a true gentleman and such a pleasure to work with. "Uncle Ron's" attention and support, both professionally and personally, still stand in my mind as best practices for customer service and how to foster strong business relationships.

Susan & Gerald Hebert

October 4, 2013

We will remember Ronnie as an outgoing, always positive and kind man. God surely loaned him to us to show how to live a full, generous and dedicated life. We remember with deep appreciation the times ya'll made the effort to visit family every year. Many loving memories of a good man. You and the girls are in our prayers.

Joe and Joann Steranka

October 3, 2013

Dear Laurie and Family ~

Joe and I are deeply saddened to learn of Ron's passing. We have many fond and fun memories of him from our early days with the PGA. Ron was always full of life and had a never-ending smile! He will be dearly missed by many. May the comfort of family and friends be your strength now in the days ahead.

Vicki Bauer

October 3, 2013

Love and thoughts to your family it is not easy, praying for your comfort and peace in your hearts.

Bill Powers

October 3, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Ron's passing. It was my pleasure to assist him with his service needs on his cars, and it was always great to chat with him when he just came by to say hello. He had a warmth about him that will never be replaced.

Paul Bogin

October 2, 2013

Frances and I will miss Ron very much. He was a joy to be with at dinner or also on the golf course. I will never forget the golf trip we took to Scotland and Ireland. He was a great friend.

Francesca Schintu

October 2, 2013

I am sorry to hear of Mr. Miller passing, we will miss his smile
Francesca from Lexus Of Palm Beach

Vivian Ekey

October 2, 2013

My heart is heavy with sadness over the loss of Ron, But filled with gratitude that I had the honor and pleasure of the friendship of a remarkable man. Laurie, you and Ron were our besties at a wonderful time of my life, I have many fun memories of our times together. You and Ron will forever be in my heart.
Sending love. Vivian Ekey