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05/03/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Craig Miller

Neil Craig Miller
(22 Oct 1945 - 28 Apr 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 I'm very saddened to bring you this news today.  Craig Miller, Class of 1963, passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the age of 73. 

   When we first moved to Newport News in January of 1954, we lived in the Stuart Homes Apartments at 1309-A 16th Street. Craig lived just around the corner from us at 1128 17th Street.

From the South Florida Sun Sentinel - 05/03/19:

            Neil Craig Miller


    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Neil Craig Miller, 73, of Fort Lauderdale. Florida went to be with his Savior Sunday, April 28th at 8:30am.

Craig grew up in Newport News Virginia, the only child of John and Margaret Miller.

He graduated from Newport News High School in 1963 and went on to study engineering at Virginia Tech where he met his wife, Lorraine Shaban Miller.

Craig and Lorraine married in 1966 and moved to South Florida where Craig continued his education at the University of Miami earning his master’s degree in Urban Planning. Craig worked as an engineer opening his own civil engineering company, Miller Consulting, in 1995.

Craig was very active in First Baptist Church, North Star Church and was an evangelist. 

Craig Miller
  He was both player and coach in the Florida Flag Football League. He coached three Team USA championship teams and was inducted into the Florida Flag Football Coach’s Hall of Fame.

Craig will be missed by his wife Lorraine, two children, Marc (Sonia) Miller and Michelle (Jim) Perry, his grandchildren, Cheyne (Brooke), Chelsea (Chase) Wilcocks, Chase Perry and Nina Miller, and his great grandchildren Ansley and Sadie as well as his niece Dana and nephew Randall, extended family and dear friends.

A celebration of Craig’s life will be Friday May 3rd at Kraeer-Fairchild 4061 N Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale. Visitation will begin at 3:00pm, service will begin at 4:00pm with a reception to follow at 5:00.

Published in the
South Florida Sun Sentinel on May 03, 2019.
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May 03, 2019

   Our deepest condolences are extended to Craig's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


 From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 04/28/19, 2:21 PM:

The class of '63 has loss one of their classmates, Craig Miller. May he rest in peace now, and reunite with typhoons in heaven.

From Carolyn Deuell O'Rourke ('64) of NC - 04/28/19:


From Bill Collins ('63) - 04/28/19:

From Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC - 04/28/19:

So sorry for the family's loss. RIP, Craig!!

From Skip Smith ('63) of VA - 04/28/19:

So sorry, RIP.

From Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA - 04/28/19:

So sorry for your loss. Craig was a fine man. He will be missed!

From Mal Whiteside ('63) of VA - 04/28/19:

So sorry for your loss. Craig was a great guy.

From Linda Williams Snelling ('63) of VA - 04/28/19:

Oh no! That’s so sad! He was really a great guy in high school! We had fun in government class! Prayers for his family.

 From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 04/28/19:

Such a nice man. Prayers for his family.

 From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 04/29/19:

Sorry to learn of Craig's passing. I remember him in the Typhoon Marching Band where he was very talented.

From Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA - 04/29/19:

I am heart broken! Craig was my cousin on my dad's side!

From Barbara Yost Hughes ('63) of VA - 04/29/19:

So sorry! Prayers for his family. RIP, Craig.

From Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC - 04/30/19:

Prayers for Craig’s family.

From Mal Whiteside ('63) of VA - 05/01/19:


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  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Oh, How I Love Jesus

Words by Frederick Whitfield; Traditional American Melody

There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Saviour's love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner's perfect plea.

It tells me what my Father hath,
In store for every day,
And tho' I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way.

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe,
Who in each sorrow bears a part,
That none can bear below.

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