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William Raymond Miller Jr

October 05,1938 - January 23,2020

Obituary for William Raymond Miller Jr

William ”Ray” Miller Jr., of Spanaway, WA went home to be with his Lord on January 23, 2020 at the age of 81. Ray was born on October 5,1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late William
Raymond Miller Sr. and Florence May Miller.

Shorty after high school Ray made the brave decision to serve his country in the United States Navy serving 3 years, Army Reserve for 2 years, and the National Guards for 1 1/2 years. During
his many career adventure he spend most of him time in Alaska working on Anderson Air force base as a Radar Technician where he retired after 30 years.

He received high recognition from the Apollo program for his support to the Apollo XI The First Lunar Landing Mission, Launched July 16, 1969 - Lunar Landing July 20, 1969. Ray truly loved his
career and had real thirst for learning. From the University of Alaska he received a Masters in Business, Bachelors Sociology, he was Board Certified Master Hypnotherapist by the National
Board of Hypnosis, and PHD from NLP University in Neuro-Linguistic Programing.

Ray moved to Washington from Clear, Alaska in 2004 where he met and married his lovely wife Brenda of 14 years. They didn’t have any children together but he had two stepsons Kenneth
Davis, and Mitchell Dunford Jr. He was many things to many people, husband, stepfather, mentor, confidant and much, much more. He touched so many lives over the years in such a positive way,truly makes him unforgettable. His legacy and his spirit will live on in the hearts of his family, his friends and all that had the privilege of knowing him.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years Brenda Miller, stepsons Kenneth (Teresa) Davis, California and Mitchell Dunford, Spanaway, WA,. Two brothers Clarence (Sharron) Miller, Philadelphia, PA, Barry Miller, Philadelphia, PA, and sister Monica Miller, Philadelphia, PA. Also, his grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and many family and friends that loved him.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents father William Miller, mother Florence Miller, brothers Allen Miller, Christopher Miller, Howard Miller, Maxwell Miller, and Thomas Miller.

A Full Honored Service will be February 7, 2020 at 12:30 PM sharp at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SW 240th Street, Kent, WA, 98042.

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I knew Ray for a very long time. He had this calming spirit and very smooth deamenor, in other words, it took a lot to get his Feathers ruffled. I will miss Ray, thinking about him sitting on his couch watching TV, while the excitement of Brenda great summer Bar B Que under way. But he’s at peace and with God and I know he knew the Lord and he’s up there praising his name. Brenda may cherished memories give you comfort during this difficult time. Love you my Sister!
- Shirley Chatters
Brenda, may the God of peace comfort you and your family at such a time as this. Earth has no sorrows heaven can't heal.
- Glenda
I am so sorry to hear about Ray. But wow -- I knew Ray was intelligent, but after reading his Obituary filled with his education and experiences, he was an extremely intelligent man - Einstein like. Ray was very nice and always a gentleman. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Brenda. I wish you healing and peace, and I hope you feel surrounded by much love.
- Elaine Pearsall

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