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Michael C. Miller

April 25, 1947 - November 21, 2021

Michael Cusic Miller, 74, of Forest, VA, formerly of Stafford, VA, beloved and supportive father and grandfather, passed away on November 21, 2021. Michael was born on April 25, 1947, to Robert S. Miller and Mary F. Miller in Washington, DC.

Mike spent four years in the Army as a Mandarin Chinese translator. He studied computer science/programming in college and spent 36 years in the IT field as a civilian for the Department of the Navy in Bethesda, Maryland.

Michael is survived by his best friend and wife of 47 years, Karen L. Miller. He will be deeply missed by his children Jennifer (Christopher) Rawlings of Irmo, SC; Sarah (Brandon) Bate of Lynchburg, VA; Ryan Miller of Moyock, NC. His grandson Jackson Bate was the light of his life. In addition, he is survived by his brother Robert (Mary) Miller of Charleston, MO, sisters and brothers-in-law and numerous cousins.

Michael spent many days at his favorite hobby, fishing. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed trivia, playing games on his iPad and board games with the family. He was a sports enthusiast, especially following the Washington and Baltimore teams. Watching television and movies was also a fun pastime for him. He was an animal lover. He and Karen traveled to many parts of the United States and the world, including Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, and Canada.

A private family memorial for Michael will be held later.

In his memory, contributions may be made to Lynchburg Humane Society, 1211 Old Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Karen, thinking of you and your family. I hope the many years of found memories of Mike will bring comfort to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mary McCauley on December 1, 2021

Thinking of you, Jen, Sarah and Ryan…praying for strength and comfort today and always, especially over the holidays. Mike will be missed by all that knew him.

Posted by Kathleen & Crait on November 25, 2021

Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to you to know that others care. Mike was a kind and humble man who will be truly missed. We are thinking of you Karen, the whole family and friends whose lives Michael touched. Always, Charlie & Jen

Posted by Charlie & Jen on November 24, 2021

Our hearts are heavy with sadness as we have learned of Mike’s passing. Such a sweet and kind man who loved his family well. Karen, Jennifer, Sarah and Ryan our prayers are for your peace and comfort as you navigate this life without him. The Burke’s love your sweet family….

Posted by Carol Burke on November 24, 2021

Karen and Family I’m sending prayers and love.

Posted by Lynn Dressi on November 23, 2021

Karen and Family I’m sending prayers and love.

Posted by Lynn Dressi on November 23, 2021

I am so sad to hear this news. You snd your family our in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Raeann Litalien on November 23, 2021

Karen and family: Sam and I are sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of Michael. Sending lots of prayers and love.

Posted by Patricia Roberts on November 23, 2021

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