Charles "Buck" Jacob Miller Jr., 71, of Westminster, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at University of Maryland Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1940, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Charles Jacob Sr. and Clara Johanna Ernst Miller. He was the husband of Katherine E. Miller, whom he married July 5, 2008. He was the president of C. J. Miller LLC, which was founded in 1959. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Pigeon Hills Snowmobile Club, United Coon Hunters Association, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Littlestown Aerie No. 2226, Westminster Moose Lodge No. 1381, Maryland Asphalt Association, Utility Contractors of Maryland, Baltimore County Highway Contractors, and a past member of Carroll County Economic Development, the Carroll County 4-H Fair Board and was a supporter of the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair. He enjoyed farming in his haybine and mower, vacationing in Aruba for 28 years, mudbogging at Kingsdale volunteer fire company, getting the track ready for the tractor pulls at the Ag Center, catering for the annual company picnic, and was a Boss Hoss Trike rider. He had pride in his employees and enjoyed visiting work sites and seeing their progress. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children and spouses Lisa Marie and William Utz, of Manchester, Charles Jacob Miller III and Tanya, and Billy Miller, all of Westminster; stepchildren Matthew and Kaitlin Davis, both of Westminster; two brothers; a father-in-law, Nowlin Gough, of Dillwyn, Va.; and granddaughters Billie and Bobbie Utz, and Trinity, Atley and Jaycey Miller. He was predeceased by a mother-in-law, Alice Hudson. The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the fire hall, with the Rev. Curtis Ehrgott officiating. Interment will be in Wesley United Methodist Cemetery in Hampstead. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Arrangements are by Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel in Westminster. Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com. Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.
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Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 29, 2011