Christian 08

Ray Miller

December 21, 1938 ~ February 26, 2021 (age 82)

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     Ray Miller, 82, of Candler, North Carolina, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, at the John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.

     Ray was born in Bakersville, North Carolina on December 21, 1938, to the late Hobert and Mae Miller. He was married to his wife of sixty years, Linda Lou Silver Miller. Ray was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church of Tipton Hill, North Carolina, and was a member of Bakersville Lodge #357 A.F. & A.M. He will be greatly missed.

     In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by two brothers, HD Miller and Reece Miller.

     Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Linda Miller of Candler; three sons, Steve Miller and wife Nila of Spruce Pine, Keith Miller and wife Debbie of Candler, and Mark Miller and wife Gina of Candler; a brother, Royce Miller and wife Nancy of Green Mountain; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

     A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Western Carolina Church, 31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Rev. Steve Williams will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

     The family would like to extend a special thank you to the John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center for the outstanding care and compassion they provided; and to Care Partners P.A.C.E. Center and staff.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Letter From Heaven


When tomorrow starts without me,

and I’m not here to see,

if the sun should rise and find your

eyes filled with tears for me.


I wish so much you wouldn’t cry

the way you did today,

while thinking of the many things

we didn’t get to say.


I know how much you love me,

as much as I love you,

each time you think of me

I know you’ll miss me too.


When tomorrow starts without me,

don’t think we’re far apart,

for every time you think of me,

I’m right there in your heart.

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Memorial Service
March 2, 2021

4:00 PM
Western Carolina Church
31 Cross Street
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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