Published 6:39 pm Thursday, December 22, 2011
Raymond Miller, age 62, of Plain City, Ohio, “slipped the surly bonds of earth” on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born in Virginia Beach, Va. on May 3, 1949.
Ray had a great love for genealogy and history, with a good memory to keep all that information together. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, especially to historical places. Ray graduated from Devry in 1986 with a degree in computer programming.
He was preceded in death by parents, Valentine and Sylvia (Bontrager) Miller; brother, Ernest; sister-in-law, Mary Miller, and two nieces.
He leaves his wife of 39 years, Ruth (Kauffman) Miller, formerly of “Ruth’s Place” in Tryon; three sons, Eric Miller of Columbus, Jared Miller of Pittsburgh, Penn. and Brent (Brittni) Miller of Abingdon, Va.; nine siblings, Eli Miller of Sarasota, Fla., Sarah (Leroy) Miller of Farmville, Va., Elvin (Annie) Miller of Cross Hill, S.C., Olen (Velma) Miller of Sarasota, Fla., Anna Miller of Prospect, Va., Amos (Friedgard) Miller of Meigs, Ga., Val (Rosie) Miller of Springfield, S.C., Martha (John) Mast of Canon, Ga. and Lavern (Dorcas) Miller of Virginia Beach, Va. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at the United Bethel Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette Plain City Rd., Plain City, Ohio, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jim Moore Memorial Fund at the United Bethel Church.
Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, Ohio is in charge of arrangements, (614) 873-8013. Visit www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to share a special memory.