Glen Miller

Glen Miller


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. 27949

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  1. Heather and Chad Crandell

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We greatly enjoyed our visits with Mr. Miller. He was such an engaging man and gracious host. We know that he will be missed dearly, but find comfort that you will all carry on his legacy of hard work, family values, and a generous spirit.

  2. Sharon Smith

    To all of you ~ Reading about his life allows us to better understand what an amazing man your dad/grandfather was. I always liked hearing about all the family gatherings in Duck. We look forward to making a donation to the Outer Banks Community Foundation in his honor. Love to all. Orson and Sharon Smith

  3. Joe Campbell

    Glen and I first met in the early 1980 and we developed a friendship, that I will treasure all my life. We share many golf game ,boat trip, and breakfast every Tuesday. Glen was great individual , a man of quality ,a loving family man. Few of people of the Outer Banks know of the positive effects Glen had on the development of the area. Rest in peace old friend, you deserve you rest

  4. David Blemker

    The entire Blemker family sends our thoughts, prayers and love. We’ll always have years worth of wonderful memories of the times spent with the Miller family in Bayberry.

  5. John Allen & Phyllis Albree

    We first met Glen when we joined Duck Woods CC. He was a great friend with a terrific sense of humor. The breakfasts at The Jolly Roger on Tuesdays were very special times with Glen. I loved playing golf with him and he was a great follower of the Rules. I recall when he first got ill and Joe Campbell and others drove him to Norfolk General for treatment. He never lost his zest for life. It was fun to visit him at Carefree in Duck. What a view! Glen you will meet many of your friends where you are and those still here are filled with loving memories of you and Jean. God’s speed Glen and God Bless Melissa for her life dedicated to her father and her family.

  6. Gwenn Heintzelman

    Glen was a part of my life during my teenage years and I have many wonderful memories from my times at the Miller Residence that I will never forget. Under their “protective roof” and over the last 45 years I have experienced teenage drama, boyfriend break-ups, countless sleep-overs, ping-pong games, Christmas eves, golf outings (of course), births, deaths and weddings. I feel privileged to have been a part of Glen’s life and family, and I will remember him always.

  7. Margaret Thomas

    I first met Mr. Glen almost fourteen years ago I was his caregiver I cared for him then I started to take care of Ms. Jean, I really enjoyed taking care of him he was the most wonderful and caring man there could be. You will truly be miss my friend. I love you as part of my family. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  8. Dorothy Wilson

    Doug and I certainly enjoyed our brief years of living in Duck. We had some good times and Memories of our times with you and Jean. You will be missed

  9. Steve and Donna Saunders

    We have been close friends with Jim and Melissa for over 25 yrs and have met Mr Miller many times over the years and each time he made us feel like part of the family, never forgot our names, and was a kind, gentle, and remarkably interesting man. We had a chance to see him again just months ago for Deejah’s wedding and he was as charming and energetic as ever and we enjoyed visiting him in his home. What a wonderful man and what a legacy he leaves for his family; rest in peace!

  10. Jane Jungen

    Dear Mike, Lynn and family
    Sending you peace and love…what a wonderful life lived!
    Blessings to all,
    Jane and Glenn

  11. Jessica Young

    Sending thoughts, prayers, and love to the entire Gibson family. I know Mr. Miller meant the world to you all, and this obituary perfectly underscores why. May he rest in peace knowing he left an incredible legacy for his family and community.

  12. David and Peggy Crow Family

    Our annual trips to Duck were richer by being able to share time with this fine Gentleman and Patriot. God Bless you Uncle Glen and all your family and friends. We are confident he is reunited with his Love Jean!

    Our sincere condolences to Uncle Mo, Edwina, Bruce, Mike, Jane and Melissa and all your families.

    David and Peggy Crow and family

  13. Don and Kelly Lovis

    Our deepest sympathies on your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Glen over the past 15 years. I first met him while he was recovering from an illness. I always admired his will and determination. During this time he always had a hard working and positive attitude. Glen impacted the lives of so many in our community. I have never met such a kind and compassionate man. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers

  14. Outer Banks Community Foundation

    Glen Miller will be greatly missed by everyone at the Outer Banks Community Foundation. He was a tireless advocate for the needs of our community, and a humble and selfless gentleman. Our sincere condolences to Mr. Miller’s family.

  15. Terry Blocher

    I can only express my deepest condolences on your loss. Glen was such a powerful life force. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have known he and Jean both. Now the foursome is complete. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  16. Susan Needles Unger

    I was saddened to read of Glen’s passing. Glen and Jean were great friends with my parents many, many years ago, and they’ve kept in touch even after all these years, and the deaths of Jean and my father. My heartfelt sympathies to the family.

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