Robert J. "Bob" Miller, 87, of Rotonda West, FL, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
Mr. Miller graduated from South Whitley High School in 1943. He served his country during World War II, flying 33 combat missions as a bombardier on a B17 Flying Fortress with the 8th Air Force, 94th Bomb Group, 410th Squadron based in England. He was awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious achievement. Following his service in the air force, he enrolled in Butler University Pharmacy School and was a member of Lambda Chi Fraternity.
Mr. Miller and his wife owned Bob Miller Pharmacy in Huntington for 30 years before retiring to Florida, where he continued to work part-time as a pharmacist until March 2011. He was a member of the Masonic Temple, the Mizpah Shrine and the Toastmasters club. He and his wife, Jean, were members of the Starlight, Lamplighters and Gayla dance clubs. They were recipients of several dance awards at the international ballroom dance competitions in Chicago, IL.
He was born April 12, 1925, in South Whitley to Ellis J. and Sarah Walpole Miller. He married Jean R. Schlosser on June 8, 1947, in Garrett. She preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2005.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah J Miller, of Indianapolis; three sons, Robert J. (Debra) Miller and Scott A. (Deborah) Miller, both of Huntington, and Jeffrey P.Miller, of Philadelphia, PA; a brother, Max (Carole) Miller, of Summerfield, FL; six grandchildren, Rachael (Chad) Harshman of Roanoke; Jerid (Jennifer) Miller, of Louisville, KY.; Jessica (Greg) Markley of Carol Stream, IL; and Sarah Miller, Dylan Miller and Stephanie Miller, all of Huntington; and six great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a companion, Carol McCormack, of Rotunda West, FL.
Calling is Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. A funeral service will be Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St., Huntington, with Rev. Robert Land officiating. Entombment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum, Huntington.
Memorials are to Huntington County Cancer Services or the American Heart Association, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.