William R. Miller, age 74, of Needmore, died Friday, April 13 2012, at the Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.
Born September 8, 1937, in Three Springs, Pa., he was the son of the late Ralph and Verna Starr Miller, and the husband of Carole S. Cooper Miller, of Needmore, whom he married December 2, 1960, at the Hancock United Methodist Church in Hancock, Md.
He was retired for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, where he was tunnel supervisor at the Tuscarora Tunnel.
He served in the US Army from 1960 until 1962.
He was a member of the Victory Tabernacle in Hedgesville, W.Va. He was a 1955 graduate of Houstontown High School, and a former Fulton County Republican Committeeman.
Besides his wife; he is survived by three daughters, Sandra Coffman and husband, Scott, of Williamsport, Md., Billie White and husband, Daniel, of Needmore, and Christine Avella and husband, Nathaniel, also of Needmore; one son, Brian Miller, of Hagerstown; one brother, Dale Miller, of Three Springs, Pa.; and five grandchildren, Meghan and Kelsey White, Katie Coffman, and Clayton and Conner Avella.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Maye Black, Rachel Clark, and Dorothy Miller; and three brothers, Melvin, David, and Brinton Miller.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at the Needmore Bible Church, Great Cove Road, Needmore Pa. The Rev. Carl Clark will officiate.
The family will receive friends on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Church. Burial, with military honors by the Tri-State Honor Guard, will be in the Tonoloway Baptist Cemetery in Needmore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Community Christian School, 8159 Great Cove Road, Needmore, Pa. 17238.
Arrangements are being handled by the Grove Funeral Home in Hancock, Md.
Online condolences will be accepted at grovefh.com.