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Daniel Carroll Miller

April 12, 1958 - November 20, 2022

Danny Miller, age 64, of Forest, VA left this earth to go to his heavenly home on Sunday November 20th, 2022 surrounded by family at his residence.

Danny was born April 12, 1958 in Waynesboro, VA to the late David “Dick” and Martha Zudell Miller. Danny grew up in Augusta County, VA on his family’s farm surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.

Danny was a deeply valued employee of Framatome for 30 years in the Nuclear Field Services Division. Prior to that, he was employed by Industrial Machine Works in Waynesboro, VA for 15 years.

To say that Danny was an avid turkey hunter would be an understatement. It was a passion of his not only for the love of the sport but for the time, tradition, and memories of sharing that love with his father and brothers. In addition to those times, Danny also loved sharing his knowledge and experiences with young people by introducing them to the sport of turkey hunting. During the off-season, you could find Danny under the hood of his ’65 Chevelle, at the local drag strip or a car show.

Danny was never idle. He always had a project (or many) underway. Danny enjoyed trout fishing, working in his yard, woodworking, and especially his time helping his brother on the farm. As much as he loved all these things, they paled in comparison to the love he felt for his wife, daughter, family and friends. All who knew Danny knew that he was hardworking, authentically himself, and had an endless sense of humor.

Danny is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kim Miller; daughter, Amanda “Mandi” Miller of Alexandria, VA; brothers, David (Billie) of Standardsville, VA, Ronnie (Sue) of Bath County, VA and Eddie (Lisa) of Waynesboro, VA; sister-in-law, Glenna (Will) Lyle of Waynesboro, VA and many nieces that were close to his heart.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming love and support they have received from so many including but not limited to Dr. Emaculate Tebit, the nurses and staff at the Alan B Pearson Cancer Center in Lynchburg for their dedication, love and support; Seven Hills Hospice for their incredible care and compassion; their neighborhood “street people” for sharing their love,  and especially Danny’s Framatome Family who have been ever present throughout this journey in all ways.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 PM Sunday November 27th, 2022 at The Well located at 19 George St Lynchburg, VA 24502 with Pastor Tom Bryant officiating followed by a reception at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The Wildlife Federation of Virginia PO Box 62 Norge, VA 23127 www.vawildlife.org or Friends of Bedford County Animal Shelter 906 Ebenezer Rd Amherst, VA 24521 www.friendsofbedfordcountyanimalshelter.rescuegroups.org.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Danny. He will be sadly missed by many people. We are sending prayers for the whole family. With our serious condolences, Donnie & Joyce

Posted by Donnie and Joyce Fisher on November 26, 2022

Danny's yard, always the envy of the neighbors. We will miss seeing you walking the dogs, riding up the street in your hot rod and street side talks.

Posted by Inga on November 24, 2022

Danny you will be sorely missed. I enjoyed the years we worked together and could always count on a healthy conversation about Turkey Hunting or Drag racing. Your family will continue to be in our hearts and prayers. Fly high brother.

Posted by Phillip Boggs on November 22, 2022

Danny I missed the chance to meet you and would have loved to share jokes and hear your stories. Love and prayers to your family, Cousin Ursula from Australia.

Posted by Ursula Brimble on November 22, 2022

Danny, you were a great mentor, leader, and of course a very humorous person!! Your talent for banter or persiflage will never be surpassed! I send my love and prayers to you and your family..

Posted by Desmond Stump on November 22, 2022

You will be missed by all that knew you.

Posted by Bob and Laurell Anderson on November 22, 2022

Enjoyed working with you over the years Danny. You will be missed by many. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by Vinny Barile on November 22, 2022

It was great knowing you Danny! You were such a sweet and funny guy! Fly high with the angels.

Posted by Ute Londeree on November 22, 2022

It was an honor and privilege to have known Danny. You left a memorable impression on many people.

Posted by David Tokarsky on November 22, 2022

Gonna miss you Danny. You were one of a kind. You taught me a lot and always made me laugh. I will never forget calling you when my in-laws had moles in their yard. You showed up in less than 20 min in a sleeveless shirt and carrying a baseball bat ready to kill em all. My family was dying laughing. Rest easy my friend!

Posted by Justin Wright on November 22, 2022

My son had the privlage of spending time with Danny and going for a ride in his “race car”. When I told him today about Danny he said, he’s probably having the best day of his life because he has all those race cars up there with him. Danny will forever be missed. His humor and his story telling will never be rivaled though many will try. His love of being in the mountains while hunting or simply eating was always a passion he talked about. Danny’s spirit will live on through those of us in the field and he will never be replaced nor forgotten.

Posted by David Bailey on November 22, 2022

"Friendship transcends death. Memories made will never be forgotten and created a lasting impression on those they left behind. Everyone became a better person for having such a wonderful friend such as you Danny, you sir, were a true and kind gentleman, it was an honor to have shared your friendship! Rest in peace Danny!

Posted by Gary Hack on November 22, 2022

Danny will be missed. He was one of the best guys to work with at Framatome, and certainly one of the funniest.

Posted by David Foust on November 22, 2022

I miss you already Danny. We will meet again someday

Posted by Michael Jefferson on November 22, 2022

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