On June 6, 2007, after an extended illness, Wilbert Thomas (“Bill”) Miller, Jr., 82, of Wilmington went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Bill was born in Arlington, Virginia on December 2, 1924, the son of the late Wilbert Thomas and Mabel Kuhn Miller, Sr. He was a World War II veteran having participated in the Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland Campaigns. As a result of his service, Bill was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Following the war, and after graduating from the University of Maryland, Bill joined the Internal Revenue Service with whom he was employed for thirty years. He was active in the American Legion for many years having served as a Post Commander and District Commander. He was a Mason, 32nd degree, and a member of the Joppa 40 Lodge in Richmond, Virginia. Upon retirement from the Internal Revenue Service, Bill and his wife eventually made their home in Wilmington in 1996 and became active members of the Pine Valley United Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife of 42 years, Donna (“Dee”) Miller; sons and wives Andrew and Valerie Miller of Houston, Texas, Scott and Nancy Miller of Burnsville, Virginia, Tom and Melanie Miller of Centreville, Virginia; daughters and husbands Karen and Adrian Stone of Dallas, Texas, Christine and Nick Dodge and Patty and Scott Rader, all of Wilmington; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held at the Pine Valley United Methodist Church at 11:00a.m. June 9, 2007, with the Rev. Dean Morton officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials to be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 721-A Wellington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28412 or the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, Wilmington, NC.
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st. Street Phone 910.791.9099