Dewitt Miner Jr.

Published 2:41 pm Friday, January 16, 2009

He was born on June 13, 1924 in Ticonderoga, N.Y., and was the son of D. Clinton Miner Sr. and Elizabeth Scott Miner. He served in the infantry during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., in 1949 and was active in the Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

He devoted his life to his family and community. After a career in personnel development he moved from Victor, N.Y., to Tryon in 1976 for his retirement. &bsp;

He was a founding and life member of the Carolina Carriage Club, served as treasurer for the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club and was an active volunteer for the Block House Steeplechase in Tryon. He attained his colors in the Genesee Valley Hunt, Geneseo, N.Y., the Hopper Hills Hunt, Victor N.Y., and the Tryon Hounds and Greenville County Hounds.&bsp; He was a regional director for the American Driving Society and member of the Old Tryon Foot Beagles. He inspired volunteers and enjoyed teaching new whips in the carriage world.

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He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Madeleine Chew Miner, his daughter, Rebecca Woodbridge Miner of West Palm Beach, Fla., and his son Dewitt C. Miner III and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Fisher Miner of Landrum. &bsp;

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Holy Cross, 150 Melrose Avenue, Tryon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Church of the Holy Cross, P. O. Box 279, Tryon, N.C. 28782, Tryon and Riding Hunt Club, 289 South Trade Street, Tryon, N.C. 28782 or the Carolina Carriage Club, P. O. Box 816, Tryon, N.C. 28782.

Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. &bsp;

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