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Clarence Hamilton Miller

August 13, 1932 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Clarence Miller Obituary

Clarence Hamilton Miller, age 91, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord at his home in Greensboro, Maryland.  Clarence was born August 13, 1932 to Fred Clarence Miller and Anna Jackson Miller Spurgeon in Rohr, West Virginia.  

Growing up during the depression, Clarence learned at a young age the meaning of hard work and the importance of self sustaining skills.  The Millers were considered to be homesteaders and lived for a time at the Arthurdale Community in West Virginia.  This community was initiated by the New Deal of President Franklin Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  

With work scarce, he traveled to find employment.  After working odd jobs like coal mining, farming, unloading box cars from trains, and making chimney pipes, he decided to join the army.

In 1950 he proudly enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War.  Clarence was assigned to SCARWAF, Special Category Army Reassigned with the Air Force.  Here he was trained as an engineer and diesel mechanic and was commissioned to construct roads and runways.  He was a part of the team that built the first launch pad at Cape Canaveral. After Florida and Missouri, he was sent to Newfoundland.  They constructed a road from one end of the country to the other - from Argentia to St Johns, 100 miles.

Clarence had the opportunity to learn surveying.  After being trained by an established surveyor and learning trigonometry on his own, he got his Surveying license at the age of 28.  

He worked for several surveyors and had a prosperous business of his own for over 30 years.  Two of the most notable surveys were at the terminal of the BWI Airport and the United States Postal Service in Washington, DC.  However, many home owners and local businesses appreciated his workmanship and being a trusted businessman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Elizabeth Miller of Greensboro, MD; nine children:  Mary Kay Stoneman of Cleveland, OH, Brenda Ridley (Terry) of Eustis, FL, Pam Raymond (Dean) of Grafton, Australia, James Miller (Wendy) of Palmyra, NY, Jeffrey Grudzien (Debbie) of Chandler, AZ, Paula Steffan (Joe) of Gowanda, NY, Thomas Miller (Hiro Suzuki) of Tokyo, Japan, Tricia Watkeys (Steve) of Glen Arm, MD, and Richard Clarence Miller of Greensboro, MD, a sister Effie Mae Rogers (George) of NC.  He was preceded in death by a brother Glenn Cameron Miller (Kay).  

Loving Poppi to Lydia Miller of MD, Cole Braband of MD, and Julianna Miller of FL.

Clarence was a source of love, knowledge and humor for many grandchildren who spread his gifts around the world.  Keirsten Trank of NY, Sean Ross of Australia, Holly Moore of OH, Felicia Stoneman of OH, Leann Miller of SC, Bree Turner of Australia, Alyson Phillips of TN, Edwin (Zeb) Phillips of NY, Nicole Hatzisavvas of FL, Austin Miller of NY, Abigail Miller of NY,  Kari Blackshear of AZ, Danielle Steffan of MD, Shaina Grudzien of AZ, Joey Steffan of NY, Morgan and Sarah Watkeys of MD and 15 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandson.

Clarence enjoyed the outdoors. Fishing, crabbing and being on the water drew him to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Gardening came naturally to him and his bountiful harvests were legendary.  He also enjoyed the relationships with members of the Greensboro Baptist Church.

Clarence was a hardworking, caring, funny, talented man and he loved his family and friends deeply.  We should all strive to live a life as full as Clarence’s. 

His best advice is to enjoy your life.  Trust in God.  Be kind to one another and believe in yourself.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in the Chapel at the MD Veterans Cemetery, 6827 E New Market Ellwood Rd., Hurlock, MD.  Friends and family are asked to gather at Moore Funeral Home 12 South 2nd St., Denton, MD  21629 at 12:15 and proceed to the cemetery in procession starting at 12:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Moore Funeral Home, Denton, MD to help with funeral expenses.

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Services

Meet for Procession to Cemetery
Tuesday
February 13, 2024

12:15 PM
Moore Funeral Home, P.A.
12 S. Second Street
Denton, MD 21629

A Graveside Memorial Service
Tuesday
February 13, 2024

1:00 PM
MD Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery
6827 East New Market Elwood Road
Hurlock, MD 21643

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