Harrison Dering "Dub" Miller, 96, of Floral City, died July 4, 2014, under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Dub was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to the late Guy and Ona (Riley) Miller. He moved to West Palm Beach with his family in 1920 and lived there until 1990, graduating from Palm Beach High School in 1939. Dub proudly served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight while landing a plane that was hit with enemy fire when the pilot had been wounded and was unconscious, even though as an aviation radioman second class, he had no prior experience in piloting planes. He then dove into gasoline-covered waters and tried to remove the injured pilot, persisting in his efforts until he was exhausted. After the end of WWII, he became a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dub was a lifetime member of VFW Post #2007; a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge #138; a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers for over 60 years; West Palm Beach Police Department Auxiliary captain and was affiliated with the Boy Scout Troop #13 as a scoutmaster in West Palm Beach. After his relocation to Floral City in 1990, he joined the VFW Post #7122 and served as a volunteer with Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years. He was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church.
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Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Andrew (wife-Judy) Miller, West Palm Beach and James R. (wife-Carol) Miller, Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife; Henrietta Christine Miller and his second wife Lottie Rozof.
A celebration and tribute to Dub's life will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2 p.m. until the hour of service. Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Dub's memory are requested to Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in lieu of flowers.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from July 7 to July 9, 2014