Reverend Charles E. Miller, 86, of London, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 23, 2012, in his home.
He was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Monroe Township, Ohio, a son of Friend and Rena Bell (Gibson) Miller.
Charles was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he was a Fireman First Class aboard the USS McDougal.
He was ordained a minister in 1958, pastored at the Gospel Tabernacle in London for 50 years, ministered at the Arbors at London for 40 years, and was pastor at Christian Chapel in Tipp City for 6 years.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Dorothy (VanDyke) Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Portia and Al Butterfield of Berlin City, Ohio, Rena and Jim Rigsby of London; sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Pat Miller of London, David and Debbie Miller of Washington Court House, Ernest Miller of London and Glendale VanDyke of Mount Sterling, Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Joy Taylor of Waverly.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marie Boggs; and brothers, Robert, Paul, Harold, Proctor and Merle Miller.
The family invites friends to call at the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 124 E. High St., London, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, where a celebration of Pastor Miller’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Reverend Mark Jordon will be officiating. Interment will follow in Paint Township Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.rldfuneralhome.com.