XENIA — Bower Bartlett "BB" Miller, 86, of Xenia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 11, 1927, in Ashe County, North Carolina, the son of Philmore and Myra Mash Miller. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from General Motors. He was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by his wife, Norma (Jenkins) Miller, whom he married, December 5, 1964, two daughters, Gina Dillard, Simpsonville, SC, and Joni Sanders, Rock Hill, SC, a son and daughter-in-law, Kent (Dianne) Miller, Maryville, TN, three granddaughters, Jessie Miller, Ainsley Miller, and Caroline Miller, four grandsons, Corey Dillard, Alex Dillard, Casey Miller, and Caden Miller, and a grandson of the heart, Kyle Blocker, three sisters, Mozelle Rivers, Kannapolis, NC, Pauline Roten, Wilkes County, NC, and Gladys McNeil, N. Wilkesboro, NC, two brothers, Britt Miller and Barney Miller, both of Ashe County, NC, and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, by an infant daughter, Catherine, and by a brother, Bryant Miller. In life, Bower was an avid fisherman and enjoyed listening to Bluegrass music. He was a friend and neighbor to all and will be sorely missed by those lives he has touched. Services will be held at 2pm, Friday, January 10, 2014, at Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia, with Rev. Harold Horton officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm, Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Contributions may be made to the
, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45206. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.