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Francis Grove Miller, Jr.

October 25, 1927 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Francis Grove Miller, Jr. Obituary

Francis Grove Miller, Jr., 96 of North East, MD, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024 at Christiana Care, Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.

Born in Chester, PA, on October 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Francis Grove Miller, Sr. and Elizabeth (McCool) Miller.  He was the husband of the late Arlene Kell Miller who passed on May 5, 2021.

He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy as a medic during World War II and the Korean Conflict. 

Grove was a well-respected farmer in Cecil County.  He also was President of Farmers and Mechanics Insurance, Zion, MD.

He was extremely involved in the community, volunteering unlimited hours especially to his passion: agriculture.  He was a member of the Board of Regents for the University of MD, the State of MD 4-H Board and State of MD Land Preservation Board. He served as Maryland State Fair Board Chairman for 41 years, was a member of Maryland Farm Bureau, serving as president for 4 years, member of Calvert Grange, a founding member of the Cecil County Fair Board in 1954, Cecil County Dept. of Social Services Board, Union Hospital Board, Fair Hill Races Board, also serving as Chairman and Fair Hill DNR Long Range Plan Chairman.  For his many years of service to the agricultural community, Grove was inducted into the Maryland Agricultural Hall of Fame. He was also on the board for County Bank and Trust/PNC Bank and the Bainbridge Museum Board.

Survivors include his children: Kenneth S. Miller (Kay) of Milton, DE, Dianne E. Russell (Bill) of North East, MD, Alfred "Al" G. Miller (Karen) of North East, MD; 8 grandchildren: Kiersten Sponaugle (Paul), Korin Parks (Chris), Brian Russell (Cheryl), Nicki Eyman (Brad), Katie Hayden (Lonnie), Mike Miller (Emily), Robbie Miller (Christy), Laura Moss (Kurt); and 21 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by his brother: John "Jack" Charles Miller.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 11:00 am at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD with visitation beginning at 9:30 am.

Interment with military honors will follow services in Rose Bank Cemetery, Rising Sun, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tunnel for Towers or to the F. Grove Miller Scholarship for the MD State Fair, both in care of the funeral home.

 

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Visitation
Monday
March 18, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Crouch Funeral Home, P.A.
127 South Main Street
North East, MD 21901

Funeral Service
Monday
March 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Crouch Funeral Home, P.A.
127 South Main Street
North East, MD 21901

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Interment following funeral service
Monday
March 18, 2024

Rose Bank Cemetery (MD)

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