Jeff Miller, 63, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Jeff was born on September 11, 1951 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Dr. Robert Earl Miller and Dr. Jane Miller. He was the oldest of four children. Following his graduation from Richmond High School in 1969, Jeff went to Miami University in Oxford, OH on a football scholarship where he majored in Business, graduating in 1974.
Jeff’s career was spent in business, most notably Human Resources management. He was recruited to work at Duke University in 1982, and served as a manager in Human Resources there for several years. Jeff met his wife, Claire, at Duke, and they have two adult children, Kristina Ann (Kristi), and 1LT Jeffrey Robert Miller.
Jeff has been ill with Sjogren’s Syndrome for almost 2 decades, and received great care from Duke Medical Center. Prior to his illness, he enjoyed playing sports, and he continued to enjoy watching football and Duke basketball after the onset of his illness. He and his family are members of the Duke Faculty Club, and he routinely exercised and attended the Club. Jeff was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Gen. Francis Nash chapter, was an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling with his family.
A member of the extended church community of Berachah Church of Houston, Texas, Jeff was devoted to listening to Rev. Robert Thieme, Jr.’s Bible doctrine CD’s. He was a loving husband, father, and brother.
Jeff was predeceased in death by his parents, and sisters, Kristina Jane (Kristi) and Karen Ann Miller. He is survived by his wife, two children, brother, Mark, of Sunbury, OH; aunt, Martha Crouch of Richmond , I; cousins, Carolyn Fisher of Novi, MI, Bob Crouch of Richmond, IN, and Marty Crouch of New Haven, IN; step-mother, Dora Miller of Mentone, IN, brothers-in-law, David Fisher and Rob Fisher, both of Cairo, NY, nephews, Ryan and Russell Miller both of Ohio, and other nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at Duke University Chapel on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:30 am with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to R. B. Thieme, Jr. Ministries, 5139 W. Alabama, PO Box 460829, Houston, TX 77056—8829 www.rbthieme.org or Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, 6707 Democracy Blvd, Ste 325, Bethesda, MD, 20817 www.sjogren.org