Byrd Dewey Miller

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Byrd Dewey Miller

August 05, 1926 - August 05, 2018

It is with heart wrenching pain that I tell you about lives greatest blessing. Another one of America's Greatest Generation has gone on to receive eternal life through his Lord and savior Jesus Christ, on Sunday , August 5, 2018 at his home, Byrd Dewey Miller, 91, of Drews Creek, WV. He was born August 21, 1926, in Mingo County, WV, a son of the late Chap and Pearl Gunnoe Miller, to a world full of pain and hard work yet he never complained about anything.
At age 10, his mother died, six months later his infant sister, Rosann died. Age 16, he enlisted in the US Navy and at age 17 he landed on the beach of Okinawa which became the bloodiest battle of the Pacific in WWII.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Opal Vealey Miller; a son, Ronald Delwin Miller and wife, Nancy; brothers, Eugene, Robel, Kennneth Dale and Harry; a grandson, Jason. Left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Byrdena Shepherd and husband, Matthew; a son, Wayne Miller and wife, Carolyn; 5 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 27 step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 10, 2018, at 12 noon in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, WV, with Rev. Danny Gilfilen, Rev. Larry Kinder and Rev. David Cook officiating. Entombment at Sunset Mausoleum, Beckley, WV.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 at the funeral home
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Published on August 7, 2018
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Linda Mullins Delp
Aug 10, 2018
Wayne and family, was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing , but then I think, ready to leave this world and walking now with Opal and Ronnie, what a great reunion for you one day. But, my prayers are with you all during this sad time...
Marquita Prince
Aug 08, 2018
It is with great sorrow that we send our deepest sympathy. May your pleasant memories of Byrd bring you much comfort. God Bless your family during this painful time.
John Canterbury
Aug 07, 2018
My favorite memory of Byrd was when they gathered at Quentin and Mabel's and played Rummy. Just listening to them you would have thought they were enemies. That foursome was as closeknit as any you could ever imagine. He and Opal are together now! Two people who were always nice to me and always had a good word for everyone!