Floyd Alvin “Al” Miller, 77, of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock. The funeral will be held Thursday, July 3, at 11:00 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock with burial following at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock. A reception will follow at Woodstock Moose Lodge.
Mr. Miller was born March 2, 1937 in Shenandoah County, son of the late Forrest Benjamin Miller Sr. and Violet Sine Miller. He retired from Lear Corporation in July 2007 after a 24 year career with the company. In his retirement years he was a very active member and volunteer at Woodstock Moose Lodge #575 and a member of the Breakfast Club at McDonalds. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Anita Cook Miller and “adopted brother” Sonny Huffman.
Al is survived by his son, Rick A. Miller and wife Tracy of Edinburg; sister, Marcella Georgann Miller Bowers of Woodstock; brother, Forrest “Ben” Miller Jr. of Stuarts Draft; half-brother, Douglas Miller of Ohio and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Al was a special kind of guy who loved his family and community dearly and always had a smile and kind word for everyone he encountered. He will be fondly remembered for the many years of selling vegetables with long-time friend Doug French, whom he spoke of often after Doug’s passing. Al enjoyed keeping busy by working with his tractor, mowing grass, cutting firewood and also found time to relax by sitting on his front porch visiting with friends and neighbors. He could always be counted on to lend a helping hand to whoever was in need.
Pallbearers will be Bill Shrum, Kenny Hausenfluck, Robert Mowery, Donald Clem, John Crisman, Richard Lambert, Ted Rhea and Bill Grabill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Millson French and Orrin French.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Woodstock Moose Lodge Building Fund, 152 Moose Road, Woodstock, VA 22664; Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, VA 22664; Woodstock Fire Department, P.O. Box 176, Woodstock, VA 22664.