Melvin Samuel Miller, 81, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, after a brief illness.
Melvin was born in Bertie County, North Carolina, son of Paul and Stathel Miller and spent his young life helping his dad on their farm. In 1954 he joined the United States Army and served honorably for 25 years. He began his career in Air Defense, Recruiter for many years and finished his service as Senior Guidance Counselor at the Armed Forces Recruiting and Examining Entrance Station in Raleigh, NC. During his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Metal (6 awards), Army Commendation Metal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Recruiter Badge with 3 Gold Stars, Meritorious Service Metal, US Army Gold Recruiter Badge, Meritorious Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster).
Melvin retired from the Army in 1979 and moved his family to Boone, NC where he and his wife opened Miller & Miller Real Estate Company. Retiring a second time they moved to Southern Pines where Melvin worked part-time at the Pinehurst Resort for 12 years, ending as a Starter on the famous Course #2.
He is survived by his wife Anna Grace (Cherry) Miller; daughters Kathy Miller Roche, Cherrie Dell Eure, Anna Miller Hardy, son, Melvin Wayne Miller and grandchildren: Hope Jasmine Eure, Grace Fredricka Eure, Paul James Roche, Kristopher Samuel Roche, Anna Victoria Hardy and Alexandria Grace Hardy.
Funeral service will be held at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2 PM followed by a graveside service with military honors at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen, NC. The family will receive friends at Boles Funeral Home at 1 PM prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Sandhills Alliance Church, Building Fund, 111 Trotter Drive Pinehurst, NC 28374
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