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SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA – William “Bill” Francis Miller, 67, of Summerville, South Carolina, husband of Barbara Smith Miller, died Monday morning, September 7, 2009, at Trident Regional Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

Born in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late William John Miller and the late Regina Frances Moran Miller. Mr. Miller was of the Catholic faith and was an accountant for Pleasant Landscapers. He was a United States Navy veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Mr. Miller was an avid fan of all sports.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Barbara Smith Miller of Summerville, South Carolina; three daughters, Colleen Grimm and her husband, Eric, of Havelock, North Carolina, Susan Hendershot and her husband, Glen, of Mason City, Iowa, and Bobbie Hall and her husband, Rod, of Brick, New Jersey; one son, Kevin Patrick Miller and his wife, Sue, of Phoenix, Arizona; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, James Q. Miller and his wife, Peggy, and Thomas Miller, all of California.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at Gamble Funeral Service, 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by The Reverend Dr. Samuel W. Watkins.

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  1. Dave Coleman says:

    I was sorry to read of Bill’s passing in this morning’s paper. In 1959, we met each other at San Bernardino Valley College. He was the Sport’s Editor of the school newspaper (the Warhoop) and I was one of his reporters. We chased all over covering different sports. Whenever we could scrape $7 or $8 (admission, gas, and a Dodger Dog) together we would head into the LA Coliseum to watch the LA Dodgers (fresh out of Brooklyn) play. What a blast! After 1960, we lost track of each other. He went into the Navy and I went onto school at San Diego State. We reunited in 2003 through “Classmates” and talked sports and exchanged jokes regularly. Bill always would tell me that he now lived where the real “USC” was located. Of course. I couldn’t let that go by, being a rabid Trojan fan. We had some great discussions. Unfortunately, we were never able to get together these past six years. However, we were able to enjoy each other’s company and reminisce, on and off, about those two great years that we shared together. My condolences to all of Bill’s family and friends. I know he will be greatly missed. I do know one thing, when I’m watching a game on TV, or actually there, Bill will be nearby checking it out.”Keep The Faith’ and, Bill, one last time……………….. “Cheers!” Dave ColemanHighland, CA

  2. Susan Asbill says:

    I knew Bill through having my yardwork done by Pleasant Landscapes. He was always so personable and nice. I always enjoyed the calls because of Bill’s attitude and gregariousness. Sometimes we would just chat and laugh about life in general. I shall miss him.

  3. Shannon Ingram says:

    Kevin, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.-Dave and Shannon Ingram

  4. Chuck Andrews says:

    Kevin,I am sorry to hear about your loss. I guess when it rains it pours. If you need anything, I’ll be there.Chuck

  5. Shannon Walsh says:

    My heart goes out to Kevin and his family. I will keep them in my prayers.

  6. Toney Mauney says:

    Kevin and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are here for you and will help you in anyway we can.Toney Mauney Area Human Resource ManagerGreater Phoenix Arizona602-625-7821

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