Orville Ray Miller

May 25, 1930 ~ August 19, 2021

Orville Ray Miller, 91 of Ringgold, GA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 19, 2021. He was born in Pedro, Ohio, but has lived in North Georgia for the last 37 years.  He was of the Christian faith and was the former pastor of Battlefield Liberty Center.  Orville was a Veteran of the US Army and worked numerous jobs including Westinghouse, Managing the Lakeshore Apartments for 10 years as well as the Savannah Springs Apartments for another 10 years.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all that knew him.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife of more than 63 years, Susan Eileen; parents, Floyd and Ruth Ann Miller; sister, Jenny DePriest; and brother, Harry Miller.

Survivors include children, Crystal Ann & (Stephen) Day, Brenda & (Greg) Rodriquez, Kent & (Debbie) Miller, Bev & (Phil) Boggs, Tammy & (Robert) Surgener, Stan & (Jenny) Miller, Brian & (Emma) Miller, Amy & (Todd) Davey and Scott Miller:  Total of 46 Grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Fred Santana officiating.  Immediately following the graveside service, the family will receive friends at the Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Flowers can be sent to the funeral home.  Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Service Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404


  • Deanna LaFerry Posted August 20, 2021 1:00 PM

    Bro Ray will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him. He was a man of great faith, believing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Many were healed and set free from addictions and sicknesses. His life demonstrated the 9 fruits of The Holy Spirit. We are so blessed to know him these many years. I know Susan and hundreds of others were waiting to welcome him….all he has talked about these past 3 months is going home to Jesus and Heaven! Well done though good and faithful servant…enter in forevermore!
    Love u, precious Bro Ray!

  • Warren and Virginia Miller Posted August 20, 2021 2:08 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sorry we can’t be there for the service. Warren is not able to travel that far in a car. His knees won’t take that long ride. Our prayers and love for the family. We love you all.
    Orville was a wonderful brother and we deeply regret his passing.

  • Margo Doll Posted August 20, 2021 3:14 PM

    May his beloved memory be a precious blessing forever to all those he loved, as well as all who loved him💗

  • Carol Bolin Posted August 20, 2021 5:44 PM

    There is a lot of rejoicing in Heaven right now

  • Rod Brooker Posted August 20, 2021 7:10 PM

    Ray will always be remembered as the patriarch of his family. He lived his life guided by his Heavenly Father; and was selfless in every aspect and always had an open heart to help others. His family and friends had an awesome example to live by that was centered in God. He helped me in many ways and grateful that he is my children’s grandfather. He will be missed by all- but I can see a big smile on his face as he is finally home with his Heavenly Father. We are all blessed to have known him.

  • Bill Williamson Posted August 23, 2021 4:20 PM

    Ray was a man of great faith, and he proved it by his faithfulness to God. No doubt he has already heard the words we long to hear, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” I regret that none of us will be able to be with his family tomorrow, but rest assured that you are in our prayers. May the peace of God be with you.

    On behalf of the whole church body,

    Pastor Bill Williamson
    Community Christian Center
    Upper Sandusky, Ohio

  • Claudia Avila-Lopez Posted September 1, 2021 12:23 PM

    Ray will be greatly missed. He was such a great man , an example to follow and a big blessing for our family. We are very grateful to have met him and for all his prayers for our family. Every time we look at our kids we will remember how he prayed for us to get pregnant and now we have our sweet Arely and Adriel. Praying for everyone to have peace during this difficult loss.

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