Glen Yoho Miller, 92, died peacefully Monday night at his house in Duck, NC. Born May 2, 1921 in Auburn, WA, Glen spent his childhood between homes in Ohio and West Virginia before joining the Navy and serving his country in the Pacific theater during World War II. He attended Miami University after his service, earned a degree in business, and met the love of his life, Jean Hambleton Miller. They married in Raleigh, NC in 1944.
Shortly after the birth of their first son, Glen took a sales position with Proctor and Gamble in Macon, GA. He worked his way through the company before moving his family to corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, OH. They raised their family there until their retirement in 1980 and subsequently move to their paradise home in Duck, NC.
Glen was active in the community in the beginnings of the village of Duck. He served as President of Duck Woods Country Club from 84-86, was a fireman with the Duck Volunteer Fire Department throughout the 1980’s, and served as the treasurer of his neighborhood association for almost 30 years. In addition, he founded the Outer Banks Chapter of SCORE, a small business mentoring group, and was President of the Outer Banks Community Foundation from 94-95. He was also a constant fixture at community events and meetings, where he worked to protect wildlife and natural resources that initially attracted them to the area.
He was a towering presence with a firm handshake, a booming laugh and an unquenchable curiosity to hear the story of everyone he met. His absence leaves a void that can never be filled. His focus on the value of hard work and the importance of family will live on in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with whom he enjoyed a close and warm relationship.
Glen is preceded in death by his lovely wife of 61 years, Jean, and two sons, Chase H. Miller and Craig N. Miller. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Miller Gibson and husband James E. of Williamsburg, VA, his three grandchildren, Chase Gibson and wife Katherine of Richmond, VA, Deehje Chase and husband Paul of Morristown, NJ and Taylor Gibson and fiancé, Paul Saunders of New York City, and his two great grand-children Sanna and Benno Gibson of Richmond, VA. The family would like to express special thanks to his caregivers, Margaret Thomas and Annie Harris, whose contributions greatly improved his quality of life in his later years.
A memorial service will be held at the Duck Woods Country Club on Friday August 2 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles E.B. Gill officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks Community Foundation, 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, N.C. 27949Print Obituary & Condolences