Roy E. Miller Jr.|
Roy Edward Miller Jr., 88, passed away November 11, 2012.
He was born November 15, 1923 in Spencer, West Virginia to the late Roy and Gatha Miller. He served in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He became a 50 year member of Carpenters Local 639 from where he retired in 1985. Roy was president of the Union Label, working hard to promote union made items.
Roy was active in Cub Scouts and Pee Wee football with his sons. He was very proud to be an active part of Applecreek Citizens Advisory Board. He was very active in the Applecreek Development Center's Parents Volunteer Association and the Summer Special Olympics for the Developmentally Disabled until Applecreek closed. Roy loved to camp, fish, hunt and bowl.
Roy was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Miller; sister, Betty Myers; special in-laws, Robert and Nannie Baker; and special brother-in-law, Robert Baker Jr. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Frances A. Miller; sons, Roy E. (Vickie) Miller III of Akron and Timothy Wayne (Joanne) Miller of Maryland; daughter, Barbara Jo Byers (Jim Monroe) of Huntsville, Alabama; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Y.T. Wu, Dr. Ishan Haque, Dr. Akram Dar, and the ICU at Barberton Citizens Hospital for their special care of Roy.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday (his 89th birthday) from 12 noon to 1 p.m., with service beginning at 1 p.m., Pastor Dale Gharky officiating. Interment at Manchester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Summit County Special Olympics, c/o Weaver Workshop, Manchester United Methodist Church or a
, in memory of Roy. Funeral home map, directions, and the Miller Family condolence book are available at www.bacherfuneralhome.com. (Bacher, 330-644-0024)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 13, 2012