Virgil R. Miller of Mode, IL, passed away at 10:10 AM Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010 in Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.
Virgil was born Dec. 18, 1925 near Clarksburg, IL the son of Lawrence M. “Ebb” and Fay Leota Compton Miller.
Virgil was a lifelong farmer and for 20 years served as road commissioner of Clarksburg Township.
He is a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Shelbyville. He was an former member of Clarksburg United Methodist Church where he was a lay speaker, Sunday school teacher and served in many other positions.He was a former president of the District United Methodist Men. Virgil was a member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for 22 years and was a past-president.
Virgil served his country as a seaman on the hospital ship the U.S.S. Tranquility in the United States Navy during WWII.
He married Joan Reeves August 21, 1949 in Greenfield, IN and she survives. Also surviving are children: Patricia Ann Mullens of Franklin, IN, Ronald Miller and wife Debbie of Shelbyville, IL, Jerry Len Miller and wife Kathy of North Pekin, IL and Robert Leon Miller and wife Penny of Mode, IL; grandchildren: Danielle Hubner and husband Joe, Devin Miller and wife Tiffany, Andy Miller, Brian Miller, Madison, Miller, Spencer Miller, Victoria Miller and Isabelle Miller; great grandchildren: Hannah Hubner, Courtney Miller, Alexis Hubner, Mackenzie Miller and Katelyn Miller; sister Virginia Walker of Franklin, IN; brother-in-law Bill KrauseArvada, CO; twenty nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Phillip Miller, brothers and sisters-in-law: Verl Miller and wife Letha, Harold Miller and wives Myra and Roberta, Dean Miller and wife Georgia; sisters: Dorothy Krause and Vivian Miller.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday August 14, 2010 in the Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Shelbyville.Rev. Jim Whitaker will officiate.Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville and from 10:00 AM until time of the service Saturday in the Church.The Illinois Patriot Guard will stand in honor.Burial will be in Gallagher Chapel Cemetery near Shelbyville.Memorials can be made to the Fourth Street United Methodist Church.On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com