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Dr. James Robert Miller

May 27, 1931 - June 04, 2014

Dreyfus, KY

Dr. James Robert Miller, Jr., died on June 4, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center, Richmond, Kentucky, surrounded by his family. He was 83.
Dr. Miller was born May 27, 1931 in Jacksonville, Florida, a son of Laurel Armstrong Miller and James Robert Miller. He graduated from Lanier High School for Boys in 1949, continued his education at Baylor University, Howard University and completed his first bachelor's degree from Mercer University in Philosophy. He received a bachelor of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky and a PhD in Philosophy from Tulane University. He began his teaching career at Georgetown College, went on to West Georgia College and then to Eastern Kentucky University where he taught for 30 years and was chairman of the Philosophy and Religion Department. He pastored several small and rural churches for 10 years before devoting his fulltime service to teaching.
Survivors include his companion and love Margaret Moore, one sister, Martha June Miller (Doug) Brown, Broomfield, CO and one brother Donald Kay (Francis) Miller, Macon, GA. He is survived by two sons, Robert W. Miller, Old Town, FL, J. Kirk Miller, Louisville, KY, three daughters Paula Miller (John) Pratt, Bloomington, IL, Erika Miller (Kevin) Watkins, Geneva, IL, Laurel Miller (Greg) Walker, Lexington, KY and 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. He is also survived by first wife Syble S. Miller, second wife Ginger Faulkner Shutt and third wife Constance Mueller.

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held on June 11, at 11:00 am at Walnut Hall in the Keene Johnson Building, Eastern Kentucky University.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Dr. James Robert Miller, c/o EKU Foundation or to Hospice Care Plus, Compassionate Care Center Richmond, KY.

Dr.  James Robert Miller


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