DeWitt Henry Miller, 84, of Roanoke, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Born on December 8, 1927 to the late DeWitt and Flossie Miller, he was deeply connected to the Miller family, often camping and attending family reunions. Following high school, he went on to Virginia Tech and graduated in 1953 with an electrical engineering degree. He retired from General Electric after 38 years of service and left the legacy of a strong work ethic. DeWitt was a loving husband to his wife, Jane Ann, for 58 years, and shared that devotion with his children, Patty, Tim, and Steve. Although reserved, he felt deeply and often gave of himself to others in his community, a true trademark of his loyal friendship. He also expressed his faithfulness to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem where he was a longtime member. A very talented man, he enjoyed singing, playing musical instruments, and woodworking. One of his greatest gifts was woodworking. His surviving family includes his wife, Jane Ann Miller; daughter, Patty Robinson and her husband, Rob, of Pittsburgh, PA; sons, Timothy S. Miller and wife, Clare Novak, of Richmond, VA and Stephen K. Miller of Greensboro, NC; granddaughters, Nina Robinson and husband, John Bland, of New York, NY, Jane Alexander of New York, NY, and Sarah Robinson of Washington, D.C; two sisters of Harrisonburg, VA; and one brother of Roanoke, VA. A period of visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A celebration of DeWitt’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem. Interment will be held later that afternoon at 2 p.m. at Greenmount Cemetery in Harrisonburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in DeWitt’s name may be made to either St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 42 East Main Street in Salem, VA 24153 or to the American Heart Association at 4504 Starkey Road Suite 115 in Roanoke, VA 24018. The family extends a special thanks to the many neighbors, friends, and church members who expressed their kindness during the past two years. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnmoakey.com. The Miller family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, 540-389-5441.