Melvin Douglas (Butch) Miller, 74, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 6, 2013. He was born on January 18, 1939, in Stonewall Jackson's house in Lexington, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Mildred Miller; his son, Doug Miller; and his first wife, Nan Noble Miller.
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He is survived by his wife, Patti McCoy Miller; his daughters, Teresa (Chuck) Worthington, Susan Miller, and Paige (Michael) McNeely; grandchildren, Meghan and Austin Miller, Martha and Cole Worthington, and Irene Miller; his sister, Sandy (Michael) Taylor; nieces, Nicole (Ryan) Horton and Sara (Bubba) Tomblin; nephews, Eric Taylor and Jax Horton; and a multitude of the most amazing friends.
Butch served on the USS Forrestal while in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1960. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1968. He served on the Blacksburg Town Council and the Blacksburg School Board.
Since living in Roanoke, Butch was very active in the Emmaus Community and the Kairos Prison Ministry. He was an active member of Thrasher United Methodist Church and taught the Golden Rule Sunday School Class.
Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Thrasher United Methodist Church in Vinton in the Jones Fellowship Hall. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013, in the sanctuary of Thrasher United Methodist Church.
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Published in Roanoke Times on Sept. 8, 2013