WHITMIRE — Lawrence Wilson Miller, 88, formerly of Whitmire, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson.
He was born in Lee County, Va. and was a son of the late Lloyd and Maxie Maness Miller and was the last surviving of their seven children.
He retired after 45 years employment with J.P. Stevens. He was a long and faithful member and Elder Emeritus of the Whitmire Presbyterian Church; a life member of the Roseboro Masonic Lodge and Hejaz Shrine Temple, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
Mr. Miller is survived by a daughter, Virginia Miller Dillard, and husband Michael Aughtry Dillard Sr. of Whitmire; three grandchildren, Lauren Dillard Thigpen, and husband, Robert Matthew Thigpen, Merrie Dillard Wright, and husband, William Charles (Chad) Wright III, and Michael Aughtry Dillard Jr, and wife, Kathryn Holbrook Dillard; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Madison Thigpen and Olivia Lois Wright and a number of nieces and nephews; and two very special friends, Dalma Trammel, and Terri T. Baker and his lap cat Tatsie.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 three years, Virginia Mobley Miller.
Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Whitmire Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Sara Anne Berger and Rev. Dr. Steve Mays. Burial with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will follow in the Whitmire Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday at the church before the service from 2-3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Whitmire Presbyterian Church, 1509 South Church Street, Whitmire, SC 29178, and the Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, 4605 Belton Hwy, Anderson, SC, 29621. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com
Gray Funeral Home of Whitmire.