LEXINGTON, Ky. - George W. Miller slipped quietly and peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Tuesday May 7, 2013. Born in Estill County, KY Mr. Miller knew from a very early age how important it was to serve his country and joined the service in 1945. Mr. Miller was a 3rd class Petty officer Carpenters Mate in the Navy and a member of the Sea Bees during World War II. After serving his country, Mr. Miller returned to Lexington, KY and began work at the General Electric Lamp Plant where he started as a material handler and later became a foreman and eventually a production Specialist.
Mr. Miller is preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 62 years Nancy G. Miller and together they had three daughters, Melissa (Robert) Waldrop, Marsha (Alan) Moore and Margie (David) Rigney. They were blessed with eight grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jimmy) Peden, David (Janet) Craig, Matthew (Sarah) Moore, Katherine (Chris) Logan, Shelby (Ben) Peel, William Rigney, Benjamin Rigney and Lydia Rigney; along with four great grandchildren, Abigail Peden, Rosie Peden, Hunter Logan and Wyatt Logan.
Mr. Miller was commissioned a KY Colonel by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2005. He was an avid fisherman, sportsman and loved the outdoors. Mr. Miller was a true American, he survived the great depression, served his country proudly and worked hard to become a wonderful husband, father and Papaw. He was a man of his word in a world where honor is not as common as it used to be. He was a legend in his own time.
Active Pallbearers will be: David Craig, Matthew Moore, William Rigney, David Rigney, Alan Moore and Robert Waldrop.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Benjamin Rigney, Benjamin Peel, Jimmy Peden, Chris Logan, Mark Alexander, Joseph Alexander, Ben Magedanz, Bryan Magedanz, Barry Ogles, Mike Botkins, Billy Berry and John Botkins.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 9th at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Main Street in Lexington, KY with visitation beginning at 12 p.m. by Rev. Waltermire and interment will follow at The Lexington Cemetery.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers, to encourage donations to Hospice of the Bluegrass as a loving tribute to George W. Miller.
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