Notice of Passing: Robert S. Miller, West Virginia Fire Commissioner





ROBERT S. MILLER, 86, of Glenwood, W.Va., died Sunday, January 1, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Chapman's Mortuary with Pastor Tim Shuff officiating. Burial will be in Mayes Saunders Cemetery. He was born March 1, 1930, in Huntington, a son of the late Keith Charles and Willie Mae Baker Miller. Other loved ones that have preceded him in death were the mother of his children, Sonya Carol Miller and his companion of 25 years, Madge P. Smith. Robert was an U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Sunrise United Methodist Church. He retired as a Captain from the Huntington Fire Department and was still serving as Assistant Deputy Chief for the Ohio River Road Volunteer Fire Department, making him having served more than 65 years of dedicated fire service, having also held many offices at various fire organizations in West Virginia and Ohio. Survivors include four daughters, Jennelle Nelson and husband Jerry Nelson of Ona, Sherrie Barber and husband Kim Barber of Orient, Ohio, Robin Saunders of Glenwood, and Cammie Scott and husband Davis Scott of Onancock, Va.; a son Bruce Miller and wife Darlene Miller of Glenwood; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandson. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ralph Stevens for his years of care and to the nurses at St. Mary's Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Ohio River Road Volunteer Department, P.O. Box 266, Lesage, WV, 25537, or to Sunrise United Methodist Church, Route 1 Box 82, Glenwood, WV 25520. Family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chapman's Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to