Richard Paul Miller

Published 8:18 am Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Richard Paul Miller, 85, of 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 and Ella Pauline Stringer Miller.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by a brother, Harry J. Miller, and 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. He 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, Tenn.
Mr. Miller was a long-time member of 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, Tenn., 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 Springs, Colo., and Ryan Miller, Morristown; a great-grandchild, Annalicia Miller, Carson Springs, Colo.; one brother, Frances A. Miller, Philadelphia, Pa.; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Richard Paul Miller will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Harrod officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his three sons, Richard Miller, Samuel Miller, Timothy Miller and members of the 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. Condolences may be sent to the Miller family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, (423) 753-3821, is serving the Miller family.

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