Richard B. Miller

  • Born: October 9, 1928
  • Died: May 28, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel

325 E Carmel Dr
Carmel, IN 46032
Tel. (317) 848-2929

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard B. Miller, 86, Indianapolis, passed away May 28, 2015. He was born October 9, 1928, in Clearfield, PA, the son of the late Boyd I. and Catherine (Gulich) Miller. He married Elizabeth Raap on May 25, 1968.

Dick graduated from Shortridge High School. He attended Butler University and Purdue University to continue his studies in Electrical Engineering. Richard served in the United States Army. He retired as Vice-President of Sales from the ESCO Corporation in 2004 after 29 pleasurable years. Dick will be remembered for his marvelous sense of humor and the twinkle in his eyes when his great granddaughters would visit.

Dick was a member of the Millersville Masonic Lodge #126 and the Scottish Rite. He was also a licensed Amateur Radio Operator and greatly enjoyed talking and listening to people around the world. Dick volunteered with the Master Gardeners to maintain the grounds of the President Harrison Site.

He was a loving husband and father. Dick is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Miller; two daughters, Lynn (Bruce Goddard) Miller, Sherry (Scott) Spradling; three grandchildren, Sara (Michael) Goldman, Sam Spradling, Parker Hardan; and three great grandchildren, Meredith, Marielle, and Zach Goldman, . He was preceded in passing by a daughter, Deborah Henderson; and a brother, Robert Miller.

A Masonic memorial service will be 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project; The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis to benefit the maintenance of the gardens. Online condolences may be made by visiting


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dick Miller will be dearly missed by friends and family. He was a gentleman and a scholar and an all around good guy. My condolences to the family, and a prayer of peace and tranquility for all who miss him.

Posted by Bill Walker - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   June 09, 2015

Elizabeth, Debbie and I were so saddened to hear of Dick's passing. We always enjoy any time we spend with you and Dick. Dick was such a good mentor to me when I start at Elecrtical Systems. He was generous with his time and knowledge. But what I enjoyed the most was his sense of humor. He will be missed but never forgotten. God bless you in this time of sorrow. Gary & Debbie Dunn

Posted by Gary Dunn - Friend and coworker   June 05, 2015

Liz, It was Great knowing Dick for all those years at Electrical Systems. He was a true friend and later a Brother after he retired. He loved the Masonic Fraternity and the Fraternity loved him as well. He will be missed by us all ! Let us know if we can be of assistance in any way.

Posted by Jeff Karnes - Indianapolis, IN - Friend & Brother Mason   June 04, 2015

Elizabeth, Please know you are in our prayers and we extend our deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband, Dick. Gerald and Janet Wilzbacher.

Posted by Janet Wilzbacher - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   June 04, 2015

"Dick was the kindest gentleman, and had such a wonderful sense of humor. He too, could and would fix anything....he was amazing that way. I feel lucky to had known him, and will miss him. "

Posted by Julie S Moore - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   June 03, 2015

Dick was a wonderful guy to visit with and always had a great smile. He joined Masonry later in life however was very active and a really good brother Mason. I can only remember good things of Dick.

Posted by Michael Kinder - Carmel, IN - Brother Mason   June 02, 2015

I will always remember Dick as the consummate professional. Great to work with and fun to be around. He really helped me learn the sound business when I first joined Electrical Systems. Certainly a talented man that will be missed.

Posted by Rick Ford - Carmel, IN - Friend   June 01, 2015

I am saddened to hear of Dick's passing. I enjoyed working with him, and I know my father had a great deal of respect for him and considered him a friend. He will be missed by all.

Posted by Maggie (Monfort) Lajoie - Indianapolis, IN - Co-worker   June 01, 2015

Although Richard's hospice service was very short, please know that our thoughts and prayers will still be with you.
Sincerely, Gentiva Hospice Staff

Posted by Steve Williams, Bereavement Coordinator - Indianapolis, IN - Hospice Staff   June 01, 2015

Dick Miller was loved & will be missed by many. What a wonderful person & absolutely great sense of humor he had. Always smiling & bringing much laughter to all those around him. My husband has said many times what an incredible mentor Dick was to him in his career. Our thoughts & prayers are with Elizabeth & the rest of the family. With love, Lisa & Gerry Murphy

Posted by Lisa Murphy - Carmel, IN - Friend   May 31, 2015

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