Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Warren Alonzo Miller

Warren Alonzo Miller, age 89, of Richfield, North Carolina passed away on November 18, 2018 at 10:43pm.

Mr. Miller was born on Sept 28, 1929, in Stanly County to the late Dr. A. C. and Stella Earnhardt Miller. He was a member of Stanly Community Church in Richfield and a past member of New Mt. Tabor Methodist Church. He was also a past member of Richfield Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday School Teacher and Deacon, and a past member of Highland Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher.

He was a graduate of Richfield High School, Pfeiffer Junior College, and Catawba College with a BA Degree in Education (1951). While in high school and college, he played basketball, baseball, and semi-pro baseball from which he was drafted to play for the Cincinnati Reds.

He served four years active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 – 1955 during the Korean Conflict, with one year active service in Korea.

Mr. Miller retired after 40 years of employment in the insurance industry working for Traveler’s Insurance, James J. Harris &  Co., and Marsh & McLennan Co. in Charlotte, NC, from which he retired on September 30, 1995, as Senior Vice President.

He was a member of the VFW and past member of various Optimist clubs, and the Richfield Civitan Club.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Nita Miller, children Mike Miller (Connie) of Charlotte, Barbara Pane (Joe) of Richfield NC, and Chris Miller (Krista) of Indian Trail, step children Rick Clayton (Donna) and Sam Clayton (Cindy) of Richfield, NC. Grandchildren Chase Miller, Zachary Miller and Ardyn Miller. Step grandchildren Joshua Clayton, Daniel Clayton, Anna Clayton, Grace Clayton and Jacob Clayton. His sister Charlotte Campbell preceded him in death.

He enjoyed living in the country, having a vegetable garden (yearly!) and working with beef cattle with his father-in-law. He enjoyed exercising regularly and playing golf with Chris. He also enjoyed going to many sporting events with Mike, as well as attending his daughter Barbara’s dance recitals.

He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, and he cherished the time he got to spend with his grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, November 23 at Stanly Funeral Home with visitation from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Memorials can be made to Stanly Community Church at 40716 Millingport Rd, Richfield NC 28137, or Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie.

3 Comments

  • Oron & Jane C. Huneycutt Posted November 19, 2018 4:55 pm

    Nita and family, I am so very sorry to hear that Warren has passed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God carry you thru this time. Much love and hugs to you all,

  • Joe & Anita Pazourek Posted November 20, 2018 9:29 pm

    It was a privilege to get to meet Warren & you years ago when attending one of Krista’s college activities and also at Chris & Krista’s wedding & on several iother occasions through the years . Dear Nita we are so sorry to hear of Watrens passing , our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family . May God Bless you & draw close & comfort you during this trying time . .
    Lots of love to all of you !

  • Arnold Kessler Posted November 21, 2018 5:00 pm

    Warren’s friends and co-workers at Marsh and McLennan, Inc. were honored to stand beside him in those years. He was a man of honor and total integrity. He has been remembered well.

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