Robert (Bobby) Allen Miller, 80, of Stephens City, Virginia passed from this life into eternal life, June 14,
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2019 at Fox Trail Assisted Living after a long battle dealing with Parkinson’s disease.
Bobby was born August 1, 1938, in Stephenson, Virginia the son of the late Staller Miller, Sr. and Willie
Mae Hopewell Miller. He retired from Pactiv Corporation after 20 years of service, and was previously
employed by Grove Lime Company for 19 years. After retiring, he worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart,
often saying this was his most enjoyable job.
He was a graduate of James Wood High School class of 1958, and served in the United States Air Force
for six years as Airman First Class from July 1958 through July 1964. He was assigned to the K-9 Security
Police Section where he trained and showed sentry dogs, and he spoke fondly of one whose name was
He married Virginia (Ginny) Shiley on May 16, 1965 and was a member of the Stephens City United
He was an avid fan of all sports and enjoyed playing softball on several teams as a pitcher for James
Wood High School, the United States Air Force, and many church and county leagues. But his love for
hunting was his favorite sport of all, and the hardest for him to give up as his disease progressed.
He was a kind and gentle devoted husband of 54 years to his beloved wife. He also had a special place
in his heart for cats and provided a loving home to many over the years.
Surviving with his wife is one brother, Douglas L. Miller and wife, Betty of Orlando, Florida. He is
preceded in death by four sisters: Shirley L. Miller, Isabella M. Carter, Pauline Miller, Anna Welsh; and
three brothers: Staller R. Miller, Jr., Charles R. Miller and Beverly W. Miller.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening June 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Jones
Funeral Home in Winchester, VA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
June 19, 2019 at the Stephens City United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Shenandoah
Memorial Park, Winchester, VA.
Pallbearers will be Keith Borror, Marshall Shiley, Marshall Shiley, Jr., Bennie Welsh, Donnie Welsh,
and Jamie Pangle. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robbie Shiley, Linda and Bob Bursey, Ina and Robert
Walker, Andy Landrum and Ray Ingrund.
in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street,
Winchester, VA 22601, or the Stephens City United Methodist Church, 428 Main St., Stephens City, VA.
Online condolences may be left at www.jonesfuneralhomes.com.