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Royce Gene Miller, Sr.  

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.

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  1. Elizabeth, July 14, 2015

    Mr. Miller was a great man. He will be missed by many. We bought our house 14yrs ago and he and Mrs. Miller have been not only neighbors but a 2nd family. Prayers to everyone. Keep the faith, we will all meet again.

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  2. Lt. Kenneth Thompson (Ret), July 14, 2015

    My wife and I wish all of the extended Miller family our prayers in this sad time. We know that the Lord is with you all and is there for all of us.
    It was my pleasure over the years to have worked with John Capuano at the Delaware State Police and met his wife Sue who was just a wonderful person
    God bless the whole Miller family

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  3. Jerry Schad, July 14, 2015

    So sorry for your loss.

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  4. Robert Shannon, July 15, 2015

    John and Sue,
    My most sincere condolences for your loss.
    Bob Shannon

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  5. Ronald Iocono, July 15, 2015

    My condolences to Mrs. Miller, Royce & Sue. It has been a few decades but I remember how kind a man Mr. Miller was. My first time in a “Bug” was his 61 Beetle. Royce & I were in the Little League at the time. I still have vivid memories of the time I spent in your home. I am very sorry for your loss, but sure he has left you with a lifetime of good memories.

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  6. earl heston, July 15, 2015

    Miller family,
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Miller. I worked with John out of Troop 6 for many years.

    Sincerely

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  7. Lauren Willis, July 17, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. He will never be forgotten.

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  8. brenda chambers, July 18, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

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  9. Michael A Fontello, July 20, 2015

    John and Sue…. I am sorry for the loss of you’re father. Wishing you my condolences. Be well…

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