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Wilbur Newton Miller

December 23, 1931 — March 31, 2024


On March 31, 2024, Wilbur Newton Miller, 92, was called to his heavenly home to live with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He is reunited with his parents, William and Mary Etta Miller. He was also pre-deceased by eight brothers and sisters, Lemuel, Rob, Oakly, Estelle, Mildred, Vie, Juanita and Edith.

Wilbur was a loving, devoted husband to Nelcene for 73 years. He is also survived by two daughters Barbara Wyatt (Moe) and Jean Britt (Ronnie); five grandchildren, Craig Wyatt (Mary), Kim Johnson (Owen), Jason Britt (Brandi), Laura Stephens (Chris) and Adam Britt (Laura); sixteen great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.  Wilbur has one surviving brother, Gary Miller, his lifelong best friend. Also many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Wilbur’s work career included 25 years as an electrician at the Newport News Shipyard and 10 years as an electrician for VA Power. He retired 34 years ago at the age of 58.

During his retirement, he volunteered for the Ruritan Club and Salvation Army. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Dad’s greatest joy came from time spent with his family. He was a very kind and generous man, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He enjoyed many hours fishing on the James River, especially with his dear friend, Jr. Ledford. Dad and a friend, Roger Moore, loved to annually go to the apple orchards in Virginia to buy apples and bring home to distribute to family and friends. He also enjoyed making an annual trip to the mountains in Southwest Virginia to make homemade molasses. Dad spent many hours watching Nascar racing, he was a loyal fan.

Wilbur and Nelcene were attending Liberty Live Church in Newport News, VA.

A visitation will be held Thursday,  April 4th  from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Little’s Funeral Home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 77, Carrollton, VA 23314.

Online condolences may be registered at www.littlesfuneralhomecom.

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