Robert (Bob) Miller, 77 of Charleston, WV passed away unexpectedly May 6, 2022.
Bob was born August 20, 1944, in Washington, D.C. to Robert and Marie McInnis Miller and enjoyed
his childhood in Alexandria, Virginia, in the unique community of Parkfairfax, before moving with his
family to Germany, where his father began serving as a U.S. Diplomat.
Bob continued his education in Bad Godesberg, Germany, then three years of high school at Notre
Dame International School for Boys in Rome, Italy, and graduated from Frankford High School,
He attended Rutgers University, graduating in 1966; attended Infantry training school, Vietnamese
Language School, and USA Military Intelligence School.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in Military Intelligence, in South Vietnam, as analyst and
advisor to the South Vietnamese Army from 1967-1969. He was awarded the Bronze Star for
He bought a farm in Friar’s Hill in Greenbrier County, WV and became a “hippie farmer” or what has
been referred to at times as a “back- to-the- lander”, along with becoming a taxi cab driver in New
York City, as well as traveling and hiking across the country.
He enrolled in WVU College of Law, and received his J.D. in 1979 graduating as a member of Order of
He had the honor and privilege to clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Charles H. Haden, II, and for
Justice Darrell V. McGraw, Jr. of the WV Supreme Court of Appeals.
He worked with the U.S. Department of Interior, office of Solicitor; twelve years with three different
WV Legal Aid providers in the areas of consumer and domestic law; and various WV State agencies,
including Division of Labor, DHHR and Department of Highways, from 1997-2014 until his retirement.
While living in Lewisburg, WV, Bob met Janice Lynn Jenkins, who became his bride, July 23, 1988.
They have enjoyed their life together, worshiping together, running, hiking, camping, traveling,
spending time with family and attending various music performances.
Bob is a born again Christian. He was baptized as an infant and Confirmed at age 12 in the Roman
Catholic Church; then was Received in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, WV in 2001, where he
served as usher, chairman of Outreach, and member of the vestry until 2012.
He has attended Christ Church United Methodist since 2012 to present.
He was active with Habitat for Humanity and a supporter of Manna Meal.
Bob was an avid reader, and also enjoyed almost any outdoor activity, including walking, hiking,
canoeing, biking and photography, especially of spring wild flowers. He enjoyed dancing and
appreciated the arts and almost all genres of music; wherever music was playing, that’s where Bob
wanted to be.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Marie Miller.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice Jenkins Miller of Charleston, WV.
Siblings include Jeffrey Miller (Linda P. ); Miranda Miller; Linda Miller Haines (John); Terrance Miller
(Susan); Father in law, James B. Jenkins, Sr. Brothers in law, Jimmy Jenkins and Kenneth Jenkins (Kay),
Sister in law, Joy Jenkins Card; Nephews, Greg Miller, Brandon Mosher (Angela), Justin Jenkins
(Heather) Matthew Jenkins; Nieces Elizabeth Miller Festa (John), Kristy Compton, Nancy Dutrow
(Scottie) and numerous great nephews, nieces and cousins.
Bob was truly a living example of how to live life, loving and accepting people just as they presented,
never asking them to be anything different. He just loved; a rare quality in deed.
A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life will be June 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Christ Church United
Methodist in Charleston, WV, with visitation from starting at 12:30 before the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity, FOOTMAD at Footmad.org; Christ
Church United Methodist Assistance Ministry or Manna Meal of Charleston.