David James “Dave” Miller - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

David James “Dave” Miller

April 3, 1965 - January 11, 2023

David James “Dave” Miller, age 57, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 3, 1965, he was a son of Georgianna Helen (Hedrick) Miller and the late Paul Jesse Miller, Sr. Dave was an IT expert for Advanced Networking.

A man of faith, Dave was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church as well as the trustees, and was the lead organizer of the childcare committee. In 2016, David became the Chair of the Board of Directors for Asbury Early Learning Center, focused on continuing the Asbury tradition of providing an affordable early education in New Castle. He poured his energy into renovating each space to make it engaging and safe for the children. Dave also spent a majority of his free time doing maintenance at the church.

Dave was a very active member of the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) for over 40 years. He ran multiple fundraisers to pay for expenses of travel and materials. Dave traveled to the Appalachian’s every summer for weeks at a time working on various housing projects to improve the living conditions of the residents of the Appalachia Community.

Dave enjoyed working on computers and had an extensive, organized collection of tools. He loved his truck and listening to the Grateful Dead, often wearing their tie-dye shirts. Dave’s favorite memories were spent with his nephews and taking them on trips.

Dave was preceded in death by his father, Paul J. Miller, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Georgianna H. Miller of New Castle; brothers, Paul “P.J.” Miller (Rae-Ann) of Alexandria, VA, and Robert “Bob” Miller (Donna) of Newark; nieces and nephews, Matthew Miller, Kyle Miller, Brett Miller, Kelli Scroger, and Kim Scroger; and great-nephew, Jackson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 12 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s memory to Appalachia Service Project, 4523 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601 or online by clicking here, or to Asbury United Methodist Church at the address listed above or online by clicking here.


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17 Condolences for David James “Dave” Miller

  • Dave was one of my close friends for a long time. He introduced me into volleyball at Asbury and later in life helped me get my first job into childcare. I will love and miss you very much. And will never ever forget what you have done for me. ❤️

  • I am so sorry to hear the news a Dave’s passing. I knew him from the Church Volleyball League, and he was a great organizer of volleyball at Asbury UMC. What made him great was not only that he made the league and the Asbury facility available, but that he did so with kindness and generosity. He was a pleasure to talk with and to play volleyball with — he exhibited Christ in the way he did things. The Covid lockdowns resulted in the Church Volleyball League ending, and I have been unable to see Dave since 2020. I am very sorry that I won’t see him again. His life certainly impacted mine positively. But thanks be to God for his life and the fact that he will be with Jesus his Lord.

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Miller family.
    I was fortunate to have had a special association with them involving my father’s church (Asbury) and with Wm. Penn football.
    I’m sure Dave will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

  • Dave was a good friend and fellow volleyball player. We played volleyball at Asbury with Dave for many a year. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Dave.

  • My condolences to the family

  • Dear Paul, Bob and family!
    I am very sorry for your loss. Dave was one of the first people Keith introduced me to when I came to the States.
    His conversations were always insightful and interesting. He will live on in my memory.
    Condolences to you!

  • Georgie I am so sorry for your loss sending lots of hugs and prayers for you and your family 🙏

  • So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I enjoyed working with him with the ASP program and the Asbury group the years I was able to go. Dave’s dedication to the program was phenomenal. Certainly will miss his great sense of humor. He made the trips to work camp fun. He will be missed.
    “Uncle” Vince

  • Georgie, and family,
    I’m sure Dave is going to be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My condolences to Georgie and the rest of David’s family. He was a good man who invested so very much of himself in being of service to Asbury. He will be missed.

  • Another one gone too soon. He had a special place in Dave & I’s hearts & will be missed!! 💙

  • We are donating 1000 to the ASP in the name of David Miller to help continue the project he dedicated his life to. May he now join his Father,Aunts and Uncles
    Who are waiting for him in gods hands.
    May he Rest in Peace
    The Cincinnati Miller family

  • Georgie, I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family…

  • Dave was a lifelong friend who would do anything to help anyone. The world is a better place because of him. I will always fondly remember all the adventures (or misadventures!) we had growing up together. What a long, strange trip it’s been. Rest well, Dave.

  • I think Dave will mostly be remembered at Asbury for his love, hard work, & dedication to taking adults & teens to ASP for 40 plus years to help repair and restore homes for the people who live in the Appalachian mountains. Georgianne, I send my deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. May Dave now rest peacefully in God’s arms.

  • Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
    Living so far away I didn’t really have the change to know David. But learning so much about him this last week and how well he followed in his Fathers foot steps makes me honored to have been his cousin. He will be missed by many.

  • Dave was a co-worker of mine for several year at Advanced Networking. He was as genuine as they get. I spoke to him a month ago and we shared a bunch of memories and laughed a little too. He will be missed. His family and friends are in my prayers. I would be there Saturday but am in Covid protocol. RIP Brother UWMA.