He was born on October 13, 1937 in Redfield, SD, the son of Mary B. and Hugh E. Miller. He graduated from Monroe HS in St. Paul, MN. He obtained his Doctorate in Science Education from the University of Texas (Austin) and began his career at Eastern Kentucky University in 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He was awarded Outstanding Post-Secondary Science Teacher for 1998 by the Kentucky Science Teachers Association. He was awarded many grants to further his work with educators in Aerospace Education and initiatives in science and mathematics (PRISM). He attended First Christian Church in Richmond, KY and was active on the Family Selection Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties.
Bob is survived by four daughters: Cindy Carter, Marilyn Miller, Sandra Boozer, Paula Lay and a son, David Miller. He was step father to a son, Chad Smith and a daughter, Meara Brown. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Robert (Robbie) Joseph Miller, Jr. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Joe, Andrew and Zachary Mueller, Anslee Boozer, Justin, Jonathan, Kenya and Kyla Carter, Trenton Brown, Liam and Nylah Smith; and one great-grandchild, Brandon Mueller. He was related by marriage to Mark Carter, Diana Carlson, Ron Boozer, Shannon Smith and Garrett Brown.
Visitation will be held at First Christian Church, 412 West Main Street, Richmond, KY, Sunday, June 2, 2013, 4-7 p.m.
Celebration of Life will be at the church, June 3, 2013, 11 a.m. A private internment ceremony will follow at the Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, KY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties, 1417 E. Main St., Richmond, KY or First Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 216, Richmond, KY 40476.
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