Corley Miller - Spencer

Corley Miller, of Spencer, West Virginia, died August 27, 2008, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, WV, after an extended illness.

Corley was born November 6, 1922, in Shock, WV, to Grover C. and Oe Minney Miller.

Corley was a member of the Church of Christ and worshiped with the congregation at Spencer. Throughout his life he served the church by teaching and preaching the Gospel of Christ at various congregations of the church in West Virginia.

In 1939, Corley spent five months in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He also served in the United States Navy during World WWII and was stationed at NTS, Great Lakes, IL; NAS, Barbers Point, T. H.; NAS, Midway Islands; and NAS, Hilo, Hawaii, T. H. In 1947, he graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College and worked as a mechanic in Glenville, WV, and for the State Road Commission in Calhoun County, WV. He served on the Calhoun County Board of Education from 1964-1968, and was on the Board of Directors for the Western District Guidance Clinic during the 1970's.

He retired from Pennzoil Company after having served as the Superintendent of the Southern Division of Eureka Pipeline Company. After retirement, he preached for the Church of Christ at Millstone, WV, for several years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

Corley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Justine Starcher Miller; a brother, Marvin Gale Miller, of Stumptown, WV; a sister, Luanne (Carl) Conrad, of Elyria, OH; three daughters; Sharon Burns and Kathy Phares of Fayetteville, WV, and Allison Miller of Spencer; one son, Dr. Timothy (Mary Kay) Miller of Kingwood, WV; six grandchildren, Andy (Nellie) Burns of Lansing, WV, Nathan and Daniel Miller of Kingwood, WV, Michael (Heather) Phares of Fayetteville, Mark Miller of Baltimore, MD, and Jenny (Teddy) Johns of Honolulu, HI; six great-grandchildren, Eli and Isaac Burns of Lansing, Madison Phares and Braxton Satterfield of Fayetteville, Xander and Xaylen Johns of Honolulu; several nieces and nephews; and a wide circle of friends.

Corley was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Orbert, Obert, George David, Hurley Bon, Colby Ossle, Ray, and Arlyn Bly Miller; four sisters, Minnie Elmira Norman, Carrie Mamie Frame, Jessie Brady, and May Miller; and a son-in-law, Mike Burns.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2008. at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV, with Carl Conrad and Blaine Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Barr Cemetery in Calhoun, WV.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints'" (Psalm 116:15)