Rondel (Ron) Curtis Miller - Normantown

Rondel (Ron) Curtis Miller of Normantown, WV surrounded by family, went home to Glenna and their Lord on December 11, 2014 following an unexpected illness at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Ron was born September 11, 1930 in Shock, WV, a son of the late Ray and Pearl (Vanhorn) Miller.

He is survived by, was well-loved by, and will be sadly missed by surviving family. His and Glenna's children, Shirley J. Dawson of Greenwood SC, Debbie S. Harris of Shock WV, Karen M. (Eugene) Queen of Lockney WV and Randy R. Miller of Normantown WV; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ron had a special and strong love for his beloved siblings and is survived by Herma Eddy of Belpre OH, George (Kate) Miller of Stumptown WV, Dorma Hartshorn of Grantsville WV and Willard (Carolyn) of Garrettsville OH.

The family would like to recognize and share our heartfelt appreciation to Ron's granddaughter (Roger and Debbie's daughter) Lydia Harris. Lydia moved from Ohio to be Ron's main caregiver and companion for 4 years after Glenna passed. The family doesn't know what they would have done without her.

In addition to his wife, Glenna, of 55 years, and his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his brother Charles Miller, his son-in-law Roger Harris, granddaughter Megan Blanche Queen and twin grandsons Dean and Keith Dawson.

Ron retired in 1973 as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after 22 years. He then returned to his college studies and graduated from Glenville State College with a teaching degree. So that he could spend more time gathering family histories for his family and many others, he drove school bus for Gilmer County for 22 years and retired from the Board of Education. He was instrumental in the collection of genealogy data in the publishing of the Gilmer County West Virginia History 1845-1989.

Ron and Glenna were known throughout the County as people who were willing to help anyone in need. They enjoyed bowling in the Glenville State College League, served as volunteer EMTs in Gilmer County and were involved in various activities and functions. Ron served many years as an active member of the Gilmer County Historical Society. He was a member of the Shock Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg WV. Ministers Vernon Kerns and Gene Miller will officiate. Interment will be in the Collins Community Cemetery in Stumptown. Friends and family may call at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 20th and one hour prior to the services in Arnoldsburg on Sunday.