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Joseph B. Miller

July 31, 1943 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 78)

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Joseph B. Miller, 78, of Westerly, RI passed from this life into eternal life with Jesus on Sunday April 3rd, 2022 while in the excellent care of the Providence VA Medical Center.
He was born on July 31st, 1943 in San Pedro, California, the son of Joseph Asbury and Ethel Allene Miller. He is survived by his brothers Jim and his wife Cindy Miller, John and his wife Cheryl Miller, his son Randy and his wife JoAnne Miller, his daughter Tamatha Miller, his three granddaughters Danielle, Samantha and Cassandra, his former wife Kathleen Hughes as well as many nieces and nephews.

Joseph had a heart for helping people and spent his life in various types of service and sacrifice for others. He served in the United States Navy as a submariner between 1963 and 1969 and held the rank of Interior Communications – First Class. He was a dedicated member of the Dunns Corners Fire Department for 43 years holding the rank of Captain for Station One and was the acting President up until his passing. Joseph was also a lifetime member of the Charlestown Ambulance – Rescue Service and served there for 31 years where he held many ranks and positions including Commander and President. A strong believer in Jesus, Joseph was also involved in many church activities at the Pawcatuck Seventh Day Baptist and First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist churches including but not limited to, Praise and Worship, Youth Activities and Church Leadership.

Joseph was a devoted father and grandfather and a friend to all who knew him. He was a sweet and gentle soul who loved music in all capacities, painting and photography as well as computer programming. He loved to spend his days at the Mystic Seaport, flying his various planes on his flight simulators and relaxing with his best friend, an Australian Shepherd named Toby.

We are relieved that he is no longer in pain and dealing with illness but he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We will see you on the other side Pop.

There will be a celebration of life service on May 1st, 2022 at 2pm at the First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church located at 8 Church Street, Ashaway, RI 02804.

It will be Livestreamed for those who are unable to attend the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s memory to the Dunns Corners Fire Department, the Charlestown Ambulance - Rescue Service and/or the First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church.

All are invited to a reception following the service in the fellowship hall next door to the church.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Sunday
May 1, 2022

2:00 PM
First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church (Ashaway)

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