Richard Paul Miller


Mr. Richard Paul Miller, age 85, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Miller was born May 12, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of the late Francis Alonzo & Ella Pauline Stringer Miller. In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry J. Miller, sisters, Nancy Emma Jackson and Ella Pauline Mack.
As a young man, Mr. Miller served in the Army in the Medical Corps and was a Veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. Miller retired from the Army and attended the University of South Carolina at Charleston and became a Physician’s Assistant. He served in the Department of Navy and then retired from the Veterans Affairs Administration in Johnson City, TN.
Mr. Miller was a long time member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Jonesborough, where he taught Sunday School for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Miller, of the home; sons, Richard Miller, Bell Buckley, TN, Samuel Miller and wife Kimberly, Morristown and Timothy Miller and wife Deborah, Wise, VA. He leaves three grandchildren, Bethany Miller, Grundy, VA, Connor Miller, serving in Afghanistan and his wife, Krystal Miller, Carson Spring, CO and Ryan Miller, Morristown; great-grandchild, Annalicia Miller, Carson Springs, CO; one brother, Frances A. Miller, Philadelphia, PA; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Harrod officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:45 am Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his three sons, Richard Miller, Samuel Miller, Timothy Miller and members of Challengers Sunday School Class, Kyle Simmerman, Ken Glover and Jack Wilhoit.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tennessee Baptist Adult Home P.O. Box 728 Brentwood, TN 37024.

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08-10-2016 Eric Chlebisch
Dear Dot and Sons, I am very sorry for the loss of Dick. I have thought of you all over the years, but as usual time moves so fast and you think tomorrow will go on forever. We were out of town the week of these events and only found out too late. I remember working with Dick in Lester, Alabama when I was a PA student and then "reuniting" with him here at Mountain Home. It was my pleasure knowing him. Please accept my and Fran's condolences. Fair winds and light seas for the coming journey ahead Mr. Miller. Eric and Fran Chlebisch


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