Calvin Pierce Miller



Lancaster, SC ~ Mr. Calvin Pierce Miller, age 87, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Piedmont Crossing Retirement Center in Thomasville, NC. He was born February 14, 1930 in Mountville, SC a son of the late Pierce Hobson Miller and Mabel Smith Miller and was the husband of Miriam Sharpton Miller. He retired as Vice President from Pilot Life Insurance Company after 31 years before joining Kanawha Insurance Company. He later also retired from Kanawha Insurance Company as Senior Vice President of Marketing. While at Pilot Life, Mr. Miller, received his Chartered Life Underwriters Certification. Mr. Miller enjoyed woodworking and traveling. He was a founding member of Covenant Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon and Chairman of the Deacons.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Miriam Sharpton Miller; three sons, Charles C. Miller and his wife, Beth of Laurens, SC, Milford H. Miller of Thomasville, NC, and J. Dwight Miller and his wife, Molly of Helena, AL; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Wallace (Kevin), Adam Miller (Casey), Alice Dorn (Lee), David Miller, Kathleen Simcoe (Owen), Rebecca Darby (John), Emily Northington (Wes); and eight great grandchildren, Emma, Kaitlyn, Levi, Caroline, Robert, Ruthanna, Margaret and Miller.

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Margaret Miller James; a brother, Charles Pierce Miller; three sisters, Mildred Rodgers, Evelyn Finley, and Jane Nash; and a granddaughter, Jennifer James.

The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mr. Miller will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Covenant Baptist Church by Dr. Bert Welch.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, at Covenant Baptist Church and the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Covenant Baptist Church, Post Office Box 578, Lancaster, SC 29721 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4600 Park Rd., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28209.