Edward Eugene ‘Bucky’ Miller

Published 8:23 am Saturday, February 18, 2017

Edward Eugene “Bucky” Miller,of Davie County, 80, died Feb. 16, 2017.

He was born Feb. 19, 1936 to Daisy and Guy West Miller in Farmington. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and a sister, Joann Howard.

He graduated from the NC School for the Deaf in Morganton. During his high school years, 1952-1956,  he excelled at track, basketball and football. In 1978 he was inducted into the NC School for the Deaf Athletic Hall of Fame. He moved to Chicago in 1959 where he was active in the deaf community, eventually retiring after 35 years with Johnson and Quin, a printing company. In 1961, he won a gold medal as a member of the US basketball team which played in the Deaf Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He returned to Davie County in 1994.

Survivors:  4 sons, Mike Miller (Elaine) of Advance,  Kirby Miller (Donna) of Campton Hills, Ill.,  Steve Miller (Derry) of England and Eddie Miller of Texas;  8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Miller; and 3 sisters, Wanda Atkins, Gay Moore (Claude) and Jackie Miller.

A private gathering was held by his family to honor his life and accomplishments.

Memorials: NC School for the Deaf in Morganton.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.