Richard Ritz Miller, Sr.

RICHARD RITZ MILLER SR., 86, of Follansbee, WV, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at his home in the presence of his family. Richard was born on September 22, 1936 in Wheeling, WV. He was the son of the late John Miller and Josephine (Ritz) Miller. Richard served proudly in the United States Army receiving the Good Conduct Medal and MKM Carbine Ribbon. He was a member of the Hooverson Heights Church of Christ. Richard worked for the United States Postal Service as a Letter Carrier in addition to being a carpenter building homes. Many will remember Richard for his enjoyment of hunting, fishing and farming; but most of all, his steadfast faith in being a generous person living a Christ Life of giving to charity through Bill Graham, Homeless Shelters and the Ronald McDonald House. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his five siblings, John Miller, Virginia DuBois, Juanita Kennedy and Bill and Donald Miller. Richard is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leonie (Janz) Miller; three children: Richard Ritz Miller Jr. and his spouse, Robbin of West Harrison, IN, Donald Michael Miller of Follansbee, WV and Michelle Morton and her spouse, Jamie of Moon Township, PA; four grandchildren: Megan Miller, Richard R. Miller III, Jaime Morton and John Morton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received on Saturday, September 16, 2023 until the time of the funeral service, at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, with Pastor Rick Thornhill officiating. Interment followed at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, with Military Honors by the WV Army National Guard and the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad. Condolences, photos and stories may be viewed or added at