William R. Miller Sr.
William R. “Bill” Miller Sr., 79, of 915 Ruben Kehrer Road, Muncy, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.
Born Feb. 12, 1932, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late John H. and Bernadine (Zettlemoyer) Miller. On June 1, 1964, he married the former Judith Ann Durant. Together they celebrated 46 years of marriage.
Bill was a 1950 graduate of Williamsport High School. He served honorably in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. For over 20 years Bill was employed as a truck driver for the former Schnadig Corporation, Montoursville, retiring in 1992. Following retirement he drove horses in Acadia National Park, Maine, for several summers.
Bill was a member of the Williamsport Marine Corps League Detachment 388, the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County and a lifetime member of the Lycoming County Beagle Club.
He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, sharing a special bond with Samuel, Isaac, Aubrey and Morgan. Bill also enjoyed driving horses and hunting.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Patricia E. Miller (Kevin L. Weaver) of Cogan Station, Jennifer L. (Dennis) Patterson of Fayetteville, N.C. and Amanda M. (Ronald) Wallace of South Williamsport; four sons, William R. (Linda) Miller of South Williamsport, George F. (Nolaska) Miller of Montoursville, James E. (Mary) Miller of Broken Bow, Okla. and Michael H. (Debra) Miller of Williamsport; two brothers, John H. II, (Beverly) Miller of Williamsport and Donald L. (Cheryl) Miller of Muncy; two sisters, Delight M. (Roy) Fisher of Bellona, N.Y. and Bernadine E. Carr of South Williamsport; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends were received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 at the funeral home. Officiating was Rev. Dr. John E. Charnock, Director of Pastoral Care at Susquehanna Health. Burial with full military honors provided by the Korean WarVeterans of Lycoming County was held in St. James Lutheran “White” Church Cemetery, Muncy.
The family provided the flowers, and suggest memorial contributions be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation in support of The Birthplace and mailed to 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.