Asheville - Robertson Lispenard Miller 89 of Asheville, NC died June 14, 2013.
Mr. Miller, born April 8, 1924 in Asheville, was the son of the late Horace William Miller and Gertrude Marshall Miller. He was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and the University of Mississippi. He served in the United States Navy
for 24 years, retiring as Naval Aviator with the rank of Commander. He later retired from Wachovia Bank in 1986 with 20 years of service. Mr. Miller was a member and former Vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was past president of Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Board and Asheville Civitan Club. He served on the Asheville Day Nursery Board and the United Way Board. He was a member of and served on the board of the Biltmore Forest Country Club and the Rhododendron Royal Brigade of Guards.
Mr. Miller was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, The Sons of the American Revolution, The Mayflower Society, and several other historical societies.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Kathryn Fleming Miller, a son Robertson L. Miller Jr., and a brother Horace William Miller Jr.
Mr. Miller is survived by a daughter, Kathryn M. Fletcher (David) of Fairview NC, a son Dr. Charles G. Miller (Kimberly) of Boone, NC, and five grandchildren; Amelia and Robertson Fletcher, Kathryn Fletcher Blackmon (Matthew), Emily and Evan Miller, and one great grandson, Hunter E. Blackmon.
The family would like to thank the staff at Deerfield for their loving care and tireless devotion.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 12, at 11:00 am at St. Giles Chapel, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community. Private burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of Trinity Episcopal Church; 60 Church St, Asheville, NC 28807 or Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Resident Fund; 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and a memorial register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com