Royce Gene “Pops” Miller, Sr.
July 5, 1929 – July 11, 2015
Mr. Royce Gene Miller, Sr., known fondly as “ Pops,” age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Born on July 5, 1929, in Todd, NC, Royce was a son of the late Verlee McGuire. Mr. Miller was a graduate of Mars Hill College in North Carolina and proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War. He made his career as a machinist with Electric Hose & Rubber Company in Wilmington until they closed. He then worked in the same capacity at Mechtron & ICI Americas, retiring in 1994. Royce enjoyed woodworking, gardening, reading, playing pinochle, horseshoes and above all else, spending time with his beloved family.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his brother Dane Miller. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Gladys O. Miller; daughter, Sue Miller Capuano (John); son, Royce G. Miller, Jr. (Lorrie), all of Newark; siblings, Arlene Eckert of TX, Pat Ford of Townsend, DE, Ardna Prouse of New Castle, DE, Kerry Miller of Olney, TX, Larry Miller of Elkridge, MD, and Cheryl Barlow of Birkenfeld, OR; 5 grandchildren, Nichole Cunningham, Royce Miller III., Megan Swartout, Beth Miller, and Ed Miller; 5 great grandchildren; and former daughter-in-law, Denise Miller, of Newark.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may visit from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Royce’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.