Kenneth Robert Miller
June 17, 1930 ~ November 7, 2006
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Reverend Kenneth Robert Miller, 76, of Buffalo Mountain, Asheville, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Ken was born in Blairsville, PA, to the late Kenneth and RoseElla Miller. Most of his childhood was in Latrobe, PA. He attended Nyack Bible College, Geneva College in PA, and later finished his education at Toronto Baptist Seminary. He served churches in Canada, Western Pennsylvania, and Chicago, IL. The last 17 years of his career were spent with American Baptist churches planning and financing building and expansion programs in Kansas City, MO, King of Prussia, PA, and Fontana, CA. While in Chicago he was a community organizer promoting issues such as integration, fair banking, gang control, community safety and slum landlords. He retired to Asheville in 1993, and became very involved in the local community by becoming president of the Buffalo Mountain Association for three years, and serving as deacon at First Baptist Church. He will be sadly missed by his family which includes his wife of 55 years, Audrey; daughter, Robyn (Deerfield, IL), son Robert and daughter-in-law, Laurie (Hoffman Estates, IL); his four grandchildren, Kristen, Lindsey, Jamie, and Brian, and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Madison; sister, Ruth Kantorik (Latrobe, PA), 3 nieces, a nephew, aunts and an uncle. Ken was much loved by many co-workers, parishioners, friends and neighbors. He was a very kind, loving and gentle man. Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Guy Sayles officiating. Rev. Miller's body will lie in state from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church and his family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801.