James Franklin Miller, III, 65, passed away peacefully May 1, 2014. “Frank” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born December 14, 1948 to James and Mary Miller, II in Norfolk, Virginia. Frank was the longtime owner of Richmond Comix in Midlothian, Virginia. He enjoyed rooting for his beloved Yankee’s and had to the chance to meet his childhood idol Mickey Mantle. He loved playing with his friends in Knotts Island and recently began singing in his church choir. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is loving wife of 27 years, Deborah Miller; son, Patrick Miller and wife Julia; daughter, Jessica Miller; parents, James and Mary Miller, II; and three grandchildren: Caleb, Vivienne, and Celia Miller.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the church or the charity of your choice.
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My condolences and prayers for Frank’s family during this hard time. I’ll always have fond memories of Frank, when my regular game store closed he and Richmond Comix made me feel welcome. I always enjoyed talking with him about life and games, and whenever I ran across a sweet foil Magic card I’d keep it for him in case it was one he wanted. He built a Richmond institution with Richmond Comix and touched so many lives.
My heartfelt condolences and sympathies go out to Debbie, Jessica and the family for the loss of Frank. He was a caring soul.
I have fond memories of working with him at the shop during the Baseball Card craze of the 1980-90’s. That wry sense of humor and little chuckle always made you feel good.
He will be missed.
My sincere condolences to Debbie, Jessica and all of Frank’s family. My family will always have warm memories of Richmond Comix, from finding a long sought-after title in the racks, to discovering a great new writer or artist on Frank’s recommendation, to long waits in the parking lot for our boys to finish a game. Frank was a very nice guy, and a warm, funny, bright spot in our day. Cherish the good memories, and know that we are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.
We loved Frank. He was a true friend for many, many years.
Our Hearts go out to Debbie and Jessica and we ask that they let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
thank you frank for your friendship. Richmond comix is a great comic shop! and I am sure your legacy will lived on.Sure, you loved comics, but what I really will miss about you, is your love and passion for music. the times we spend talking about our favorite rockers or rhythm and blues artist in your comic shop,i will remember with joy.may god be with you, and I know you will be playing music with your favorite artist in heaven, and talking shop with the great comic masters of our era.Sweet dreams and great journeys await you my friend.this is not the end ,but only the beginning of a wonderful journey. till we meet again, peace. your pal, Julio crespo.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time for the family. Something that has always given me comfort is a scripture at Revelation 21:4, it says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I sincerely hope this brings you some comfort.
Debbie, My condolences on your loss. Frank was a true friend whom I am happy to say made my life better. I am glad we had the opportunity to get back in touch over the last couple of years. I will never forget Frank.