Donald Ross Miner

May 31, 1925 - May 7, 2010
Donald Ross Miner

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Donald Ross Miner, 85 of Hendersonville, died Friday, May 7, 2010 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Reverend F. Theodore Miner and Marian Potts Miner. He was a longtime resident of upstate New York prior to moving to Hendersonville in 1992. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Paul W. Miner.

A US Navy veteran of WWII, he was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he earned his bachelorís degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed by Texaco and Xerox before building and operating his own KOA campground in Upstate NY.

He was a member of Balfour United Methodist Church, taking an active role in such groups as the United Methodist Men, The Bread Ministry, and The Drama Ministry. He was also a longtime volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Olive Vermilyea Miner; two daughters, Donna J. Cavelli and her husband William of Kannapolis and Clare J. Miner of Cohoes, New York; two grandsons, Michael Rice and Marc Rice; two brothers, David R. Miner of Vermont and Norman H. Miner of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Balfour United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Prichard will officiate. Military Honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to The Bread Ministry or The Backpack Ministry of Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28791.


Sunday, May 30, 2010
12:00 AM

Balfour United Methodist Church - Directions
2567 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • May 09, 2010
    Donald Ransom says:
    My prayers are with Don's family and friends at this sad time.God Bless each and every one.

  • May 09, 2010
    Gayle Ward says:
    Very sorry for your loss.

  • May 10, 2010
    Carolyn Turner says:
    So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Love you, Carolyn Turner

  • May 10, 2010
    Martha Gaillard says:
    We will truly miss Don. He did many kind things for his church without recognition. Olive, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers, and your church family will always be here for you! Your sister in Christ, Martha

  • May 10, 2010
    Pam Clark Rees says:
    Olive, Donna, and Clare, Your family is in our prayers during this sorrowful time. We spent many happy times with your family in Webster, New York. The Rollo and Alyce Clark family - Pam, Debbie, Sarah, and Candy