MILLER, Edward Irvin, 81, of Barboursville, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. Born May 23, 1931 in Richmond, he was a son of the late John Robert Miller Sr. and Sarah Dandridge Miller. Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was retired from Reynolds Metal after 30 years. He was a founding member of the Barboursville Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of the Barboursville Masonic Lodge No.112 for over 50 years. He was a former Scoutmaster of Troop 463, Order of the Arrow member and earned the Award of Merit and Wood Badge Beaded. He is survived by his wife, Helen L. Miller; children, Carol Davis and husband, Lindsay, Shirley Hoskin and husband, Scott, Robert Miller and wife, Cindy, Debbie Allen and husband, Donnie, Heather Summa, Laureen Newell and husband, Jerry, Bryan Miller and fiancee, Shelley Oman; stepchildren, Tamara L. Gibbs and husband, Donnie, Bradley Shoaf and wife, Terry, Kimberly Shoaf; sister, Irene M. Keyseear; brother, John R. Miller Jr. and wife, Frances; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Barbara Lee Miller; son-in-law, Ray Summa; sisters-in-law, Carole Wright, Elaine Myers; brother-in-law, John Fredley; and his faithful four-legged friend, Daisy Mae. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy May Miller; siblings, Douglas F. Miller, Joyce M. Mays, Robert A. Miller, Jennifer Ann Miller; and his four-legged friend, Fiddo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville, with Pastor Jack Shelar officiating. Interment will be private in Union Grove Christian Church Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the funeral home followed by a Masonic Service beginning at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barboursville Masonic Lodge No. 112, P.O. Box 83, Barboursville, Va. 22923.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.