Rev. William Spencer "Bill" Miller, age 74, of Deep Gap, passed away Wednesday evening at his residence. Born August 4, 1946 in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Spencer and Doris Miller. Bill was a Minister for 46 years. He pastored at Rockview Baptist Church in Triplett, Whaley Baptist Church in Beech Mountain, Hardin Road Baptist Church in Deep Gap, Highland View Baptist Church in Deep Gap, Pleasant Chapel Baptist Church in Lansing, and Peace Haven Baptist Church in Lansing. Rev. Miller was currently serving at Grace Baptist Church in Foscoe. Bill enjoyed hunting wild hogs and deer. His hunting adventure led him to Mt. Vernon, Illinois, where he has hunted, preached and led revival services for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gayle Greene Miller, three children, Bryan Miller and wife Polly of Deep Gap, Alan Miller and wife Veda of Lenoir, and Angela Miller of West Virginia, four grandchildren, Eric Moretz, Seth Miller, Sydeena Isaacs, and Serena Richardson, five great grandchildren, Maddie Richardson, Katie Richardson, Hazel Richardson, Adaline Miller and Wyatt Miller, his brothers and sisters, Stanley, Barney, Ted, Steve, Ricky, Danny, Casey, and Jack Miller, Anne Hamby, Darlene Watson, Texie Icenhour, Dallie, and Jane Arnette.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Derrick Miller and several siblings.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, service will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be shared with the Miller family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Miller family.