Robert Miller, age 71, of Dunn, NC died Friday morning, July 12, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, surrounded by his family.
He was a native of Harnett County, the son of the late Beatrice Dean and is preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Barefoot Miller. He served in the Vietnam War in 1967 and was retired from Chicopee Manufacturing in Benson. He attended Lee's Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Dunn, NC.
Robert is survived by his loving wife Virginia "Tink" Jones Miller of the home. He is also survived by his children: A son, James Rodney Miller of Coats, NC; 6 daughters, Faith Layton and husband Jerry of Raleigh, NC; Lynn Carroll and husband David of Dunn, NC; Terri Tart and husband Jarvis of Coats, NC; Samantha Purdie and husband Ted of Garner, NC; Jenny Dorman of Erwin, NC and Donna McClenny and husband Cliff of Dunn, NC; a brother, Jerry Dean and wife Ellen of Richmond, VA; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Sunday July 14, 2013 at the Cromartie, Miller and Lee Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Beasley and Rev. Jerome Pope officiating. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 3:00pm at the Erwin Memorial Park in Erwin, NC.
Robert was loved by many, especially his family. He will be missed and remembered for his love to travel and his love and faithfulness to his family.