Obituary of James Luther Miller
James L. Miller, 96, of Morgantown, WV, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2019, at The Madison Center in Morgantown, WV. He was born on April 27, 1923, in Morgantown, WV the son of the late Mary McGuffie Miller and the late Claude Eakin Miller.
Jim served in the US Army during World War II, earning the rank of Master Sergeant and was active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 548 in Morgantown, WV.
In addition to vegetable gardening for his family, he spent much time dedicated to service to the Masonic Lodge. He was a 50 year Mason, a past master of the union lodge #4, and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in Morgantown.
He was a graduate of Morgantown High School and a Suma Cum Laude graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in accounting. He worked for the Pennsylvania & West Virginia Supply Corporation for more than 30 years.
Jim is survived by his daughter Debra Miller Eakins Friedman and son-in-law Joel Friedman, of Broad Run, VA, sister Betty Miller, of Morgantown, WV, grandchildren Lauren Eakins Seiler and grandson-in-law Nick Seiler, James Eakins, and Katharine Eakins, and great-grandson Henry Seiler as well as nieces and nephews: Jan Whitaker, Hal Whitaker, Valerie Miller Quigley, Donald Miller Jr, and Stacy Miller. He was a dedicated son, husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents Claude and Mary Miller, his wife Margaret A. Miller, his sister Jeanette Whitaker and brother Donald Miller.
Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Saturday, July 20, from 10 am until the time of the memorial service at 11 am with Rev. Neil Leftwich officiating. Inurnment will be held at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
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