Cecil P. Miller, Sr.
On June 10, 2022, our beloved husband, father and PawPaw, Cecil P. Miller Sr., 83, retired Newport News Fire Department, passed away peacefully in the presence of family after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Captain Alvin R. Miller Sr., retiree Newport News Fire Department and Samantha Isabelle Miller; two brothers Alvin R. Miller Jr. and Wesley Earl Miller. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Betty S. Miller, children Sandy Snapp (Donnie), Cecil P. Miller Jr. (Susan); grandchildren, Todd Goodson (Jenn), Julie P Kilburn (Dave), Melissa Smith (Kenny), and Kayla Snapp (Brian); seven great-grandchildren Jared, Tinley, and Tate Goodson; Kennedy and Anderson Kilburn; Tanner and Finn Smith; Sister in-laws; Grace Canfield, Bonnie Sturgill and Grace Sturgill.
Cecil was born August 13, 1938 and was raised in Newport News VA. As a young boy, he delivered papers for the city and played basketball for the North End league. He later graduated from Newport News High School, where he played in the Typhoons band. Cecil was also an active member of Calvary Baptist Church. He later followed in his Father’s footsteps, as a firefighter and served 32 years in the Newport News Fire Department.
Cecil enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son. He and his wife Betty enjoyed their time together traveling and any opportunity to spend time with their family. A few of their favorite trips would include the Outer Banks, Boone NC and Gatlinburg TN. Paw Paw could always be found in the stands, cheering on his grand and great-grandchildren. He could also be found in his recliner supporting his favorite teams, UVA and The Redskins.
We want to thank Riverside Palliative Care and Hospice team for all their love and support to our family. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made through the Riverside Foundation Hospice Fund in memory or honor of Cecil.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. funeral service at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will immediately follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Arrangements and heartfelt guidance was provided through Peninsula Funeral Home.