Melvin Luther Miller
Melvin Luther Miller
  • October 11, 1923 - December 14, 2014
  • Stanley, Virginia

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Mr. Melvin Luther Miller, 91, a lifelong resident of Stanley, died December 14, 2014, at Page Memorial Hospital.

A son of the late Claude Gochenour and Mable Miller he was born on October 11, 1923 in Page County.

Melvin earned his Bachelor Degree from Virginia Tech, his Master's from the University of Virginia, served in the U.S. Army and was wounded during World War II. While attending VA Tech, he would ride his bicycle from Stanley to Blacksburg, VA.

He was a dedicated dairy farmer and teacher. Melvin was a charter teacher for Page County High School, taught at Luray and Stanley High Schools, and also the Federal Bureau of Corrections. He was a weather watcher for WSVA for over twenty years for the Stanley area, and enjoyed genealogy in his older years. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Newport ''' Grove Hill Ruritan Club.

On June 4, 1949, he married Myrtle Smith Miller who preceded him in death on December 7, 2008. Surviving is his daughter, Nancy Rinaca and husband, Robert, of Stanley; his son, David Miller and wife, Vicky, of Luray; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 ''' 11 am Wednesday, Dec. 17th at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Shenandoah.

Funeral services will follow at 11 am with Rev. Mark Briehl and Rev. Phyllis Diamond officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the church in his memory.

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