SALISBURY, Md. - Lawrence (L.A.) Arlington Miller, Sr., 90, of Salisbury, MD and formerly of Salisbury, NC, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Born September 26, 1922 in Spencer, NC, he was a son of the late Lola Adele Miller and the late Linwood Miller.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Janice S. Miller of Salisbury, MD, and a brother, Linwood (Bud) Miller of Salisbury, NC. He is also survived by his five children; Lawrence (Larry) Miller, Jr. and his wife Billie, Sarah (Diane) Miller, Christopher (Chris) Miller and his wife Kim and Ruth Gaudreau and her husband Ken all of Salisbury, MD and Johnny Miller and his wife Shawn of Parsonsburg, MD. Grandchildren include Jason Miller, Jeffery Miller, Matthew Miller and Chelsea Miller all of Salisbury, MD. He was preceded in death by his brothers; Johnny Allen Miller and Taylor Henderson Miller and his former wife Sarah Virginia Miller.
He was proud to have served as a Sergeant in the 78th Lightning Division of the United States Army. He fought in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge and the European Theater. As a result of being wounded in action on Jan. 31, 1945 in the European Theater, he was awarded the Purple Heart. Among his other medals were; Victory Medal, American Defense Campaign Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. After serving in the Army, he began his second love of driving a Trailways bus. He drove for Trailways for 27 years and earned a distinguished award for driving over a million miles accident free. He then continued driving for Pritchett's Motor Coach, Tidewater and Savage bus companies. Anyone who rode on the bus with him spoke of his friendly and personal demeanor. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Wicomico Masonic Lodge #91. He loved spending time with his family and friends and loved watching the Orioles.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Manokin Manor Nursing Home for their generous care and support.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Holloway Funeral Home, Salisbury. A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 2:00 PM at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 400 E. Vine Street, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com.