Charles “Charlie” Edward Miller, 95, of Zionsville, peacefully departed from this earth to join the Lord on Oct. 13, 2014.. He was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Old Augusta, Indiana, to Frank and Helen Langford Miller. Charles moved to Zionsville in 1920, where he grew up across the street from his future bride, Anne (Mills) Miller. Charles graduated from Zionsville High School in 1937. Charles and Anne later married in April 1942. Charles enlisted in the Army Air Corp for action in World War II and for 40 months served in Europe, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. After returning from service, Charles went on to work for Heatherton and Burner, and later for the Zionsville Municipal Water department.. Charles was a hard-working man as well as a dedicated husband and father. He spent his life serving the Lord and his community. He was a lifetime member of Zionsville United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir for 56 years. Charles was also a lifetime member of the Lions Club, serving as president in 1992. He was involved in a variety of projects helping others. Charles was honored for his service by receiving a compilation of awards including the Distinguished Service Award, Town Crier award in 1992, the Soaring Eagle Award in 2011, the outstanding leadership award, and the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 1994.. Charles is survived by his three children, Chuck (Bev), Don (Chris) and Sara Carnicella (Bob), all of Zionsville. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife; a daughter, Charlotte Miller; sister, Mary Helen Watson Miller; and brother, Curtis Miller.. Friends are invited to attend services at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Zionsville United Methodist Church, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to Zionsville United Methodist Church.. Friends are invited to go the guest book page at www.flannerbuchanan.com to pass along a personal message or tell a story.. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan - Zionsville and Zionsville United Methodist Church.
Published on  October 15, 2014