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Col. John Herbert Miller
Col. John Herbert Miller

Col. John Herbert Miller died Sept. 25, 2015, at Williamsburg Landing. He was 85.

Born on June 12, 1930, he was the son of the late Herbert John Miller and Marie L. Miller. In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred E. Sanderford Miller and his sisters, Bonnie Downham, Betty Sutton, Marjorie Hogan and Winnie Smith.

Mr. Miller is survived by his sweetheart of 16 years; daughters, Deborah Gentry, of Williamsburg and Doreen Miller, of Franklin, North Carolina; grandchildren, Matthew Gentry, of Charlottesville and Caitlin Griffith and husband Micah, of Toano; and great-grandchildren, Canaan Micah Griffith and Ryker John Griffith, of Toano.

Col. Miller retired as a full colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps after 30 years of service. He was a pilot with the Marine Attack Squadron 311, served our country in Korea and Vietnam and was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal and Joint Service Commendation Medal. Following retirement, he worked as a financial planner for USAA.

A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Quantico National Cemetery.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout Funeral Home.

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