A. W. Miller, Jr., of Florence, age 86, died Sunday, October 4, 2015, after an illness.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Monday, October 12, 2015, at Waters-Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Florence National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Mr. Miller was born in Orangeburg, SC, and was raised in Florence. He graduated from Florence High School in 1947 and The Citadel in 1951. He was the First Sergeant of the Summerall Guard and Company H. He was a member of the Brigadier Club, the Golden Corps, and the Citadel Alumni Association. Mr. Miller served at the 9th Air Force Headquarters at Pope Air Force Base during the Korean War. Captain Miller was discharged from the Reserves in 1966.

Mr. Miller was a long time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he served as acolyte, Sunday School teacher, Scoutmaster, and Vestry member.

Mr. Miller was an active member of the Florence community. He participated in Florence Jaycees, the Shriners, the Masons, and the Sonata Club. His favorite membership belonged to the Florence Elk Lodge 1020, where he was a member for 54 years. He served his beloved Elks in various roles, including Exalted Ruler. He was inducted into the S.C. Elks Hall of Fame in 2014.

Mr. Miller was a natural salesman and retired from Horne Ford in 1991.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia O. Miller; son Alton W. Miller III (Michelle) of Tampa, FL; son John A. Miller of Eastover, SC; daughter Virginia M. Davis of Winston-Salem, NC; four grandchildren Michelle M. Poston (Joe), Lt. Col. Paul Miller (Michelle), Georgia Miller, and Samira Davis; two great-grandchildren Elizabeth Miller and Colin Poston; and sister Anne Marie Moreton (Tommy) of Ocean Springs, MS.

He was predeceased by his parents, A. W. Miller, Sr., and Bessie Lee Miller; and stepmother, Marie O. Miller.

Memorials may be made to the Florence Area Humane Society, P. O. Box 4808, Florence, SC 29502.

Posted in: meaningfulfunerals.com

Posted on: 2015-10-12

Link to original obituary: https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3347096&fh_id=14335