Roy Clinton Miller

Roy Clinton Miller was born June 15, 1927 in Williamsburg Kentucky to Emby and Rosa Miller.  He went to be with his lord Tuesday September 21, 2021 at the age of 94.  He left this world peacefully in his sleep.

 Roy married the love of his life, Dorothy Potter on August 12, 1950.  They moved to Columbus, OH in 1951 and settled into Hanford Village in 1954.  To this union was born 5 children: Roy Clinton Jr., Victoria Lynn, Deborah Irene, Kathy Jo and Emby McKinley.

Roy worked hard all his life, starting at the early age of 14 laying bricks at most of the historical buildings still standing in Williamsburg, KY.  He moved his family to Columbus, Ohio in hopes of providing a better life.  He began his career as an automobile mechanic.  But was soon introduced to dump trucks.  He was part of the team of workers who built all the interstates in Columbus and most of the outer belt.  After all the roads were built, he moved to the big rigs and over the road long hauls.  He always tried to arrange his pick-ups and deliveries to be home every night.  He was always the most dependable driver even after he was well into his 80s.  He retired when the insurance company would no longer provide coverage for his age.

Roy loved his family.  While he let Dorothy raise the children, he was always there with strength and wisdom to help them become productive individuals. Often joking about the “MILLER” way to get things done.  He spent many hours nurturing his grandchildren and great grandchildren with that same wisdom.  No task was to too large or too hard to finish.  You just had to find the way.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents Rosa and Emby Miller. Son; Roy Jr, (Linda). and daughter; Kathy Jefferson. Siblings; Fred (Phyllis) Irene (Coyt) Haun, Naomi (Donald) Griffey, Raymond (Emma). In-Laws: Pearl (Louvenia) Clark, Sophia Sharp, Vici (Alvin) Combs, Garnett (Shirley), William, John, and Arthur Potter.. Grandchild; Jason Roach.

Roy leaves to cherish his loving memory: Children; Victoria (Michael) Reed, Deborah (Woodrow) Roach and Emby (D’Jauna) Miller. In Law: Evangeline Potter.  Grandchildren; Kifle’ (Meia), Vicent (Angela), Ali (Mica), Rashad, TaeLor, Malik, Woodrow, Adrian and Mark.  Great Grands; Vicent II, Kalon, Kifle’ Jr., MaKhi, Noah, Kwaski, Amira, Maliyah, SaNiya, Alaiyah, Jaliyah, Miya, Maxley and Malcolm. Several Great Great Grands;  Next door neighbor and special care giver: Marsha Morgan – his other daughter as he lovingly called her. He could not have made it this far without her.

Roy also leaves to cherish his memory with many family members and friends too numerous to list.

Private Visitation 11:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 12:00 PM Monday, September 27, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.


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  1. Andrea (Andi Simon) Barrett

    One of the last Hanford Village Patriarchs!!! I am praying mightily for Vicki, Reenie, and Kathy as you bid so long for a little while to your dad. He was a great man and took care of all of us at one time or another in the Village. May you be comforted in knowing he is now with your mom and they are happy and together. God Bless and Keep the entire Miller family during this time and forever more.

  2. Let me first say that Mr.&Mrs. Miller were always great inspiration to me and the young people of Hanford Village. I would like to thank the family for sharing them with as well as the beautiful families from there. May God guide you through journey as he guided all of us during times of loss. We the Moss’s share our heart felt pain and loss with you at this time.

  3. Billie & Stanley Browne

    Bring this family peace.
    Provide them with your comfort.
    Let them know you tenderly care for each and every one of them.
    Lead them to be reunited with their loved one some day.
    Sit with them in their mourning.
    Let your presence provide rest.
    Thank you, for the gift of life that Roy Miller brought to the world.
    May he rest peacefully with you for eternity.

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