Sunday, June 19, 2022

Obituary Alan L.Miller


Obituary for Alan L. Miller

Alan Louis Miller was born to John Oliver Miller and Melba Rose Laufmann on Feb 2, 1946 in Friend, Nebraska and passed away on June 7, 2022 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC at the age of 76. He was one of 3 children in the family.

He spent more than 40 years working for IBM, He took the acronym seriously (I’ve Been Moved) spending time in Omaha, NE, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Annandale, Virginia and Gaithersburg, Maryland.
He was married to Cecilia Motley of Washington, DC on November 18, 1989 and they raised 2 wonderful sons.

Al will be remembered as the jury rigger extraordinaire and his love of Ace Hardware. He spent many years in the Washington DC area and worshipped the Washington Nationals and the Washington Capitals, and like any true Marylander, he loved (and hated) the Washington Redskins. Above all, he loved the Nebraska Cornhuskers, as evidenced by trinkets and memorabilia around his office and garage. If he had a free afternoon, he would typically be on the golf course or fishing in a local pond – those were his passions.
He loved his family, including his animal families. There was not a day that he was not outside in his garden or working on his lawn.

Al was preceded in death by his father and mother John Oliver& Melba Rose (Laufmann) Miller and sister Sharon Harre.

He is survived by his wife Cecilia Miller of Leland, North Carolina; sons Adam Miller and fiancé Jessie of Frederick, Maryland and Shane Miller of Miami, Florida; brother and sister-in-law John & Janice Miller of Exeter, Nebraska; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jerry & Janette Motley of Niwot, Colorado, Ron & Kate Motley of Fairfax, Virginia, Michael & Christie Motley of Alexandria, Virginia, Karen & Dave Nash of Manassas, Virginia, Kevin & Terri Motley of Leland, North Carolina; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service for Alan was held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter. Pastor Murry Johnston presided over the Funeral Service. The recorded selections “On Eagle’s Wings” and “To Where You Are” were played during the Funeral Service.
Pallbearers for the Funeral Service included John R. Miller, John D. Miller, Jacob Miller, Adam Miller, Shane Miller, and Kevin Motley.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors was held in the Exeter Cemetery following the Funeral Service. The Military Honors were provided by Exeter American Legion William Sullivan Post 218.

Farmer & Son Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements and online condolences can be left at

Memorials are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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