Funeral services for Mr. John T. Miller, age 80, of Manchester will be conducted Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyerian Church with Reverend Ben Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 4:30 PM until 7:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Miller passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late John T. Miller and Corrine Barker Miller. John served in the United States Army as a cryptanalyst stationed in Germany during the Cold War. He was honorably discharged September 9, 1955 as a Specialist 2. He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He began working at AEDC in 1961 and retired in 1994. While working in vKF and G Range, he earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He was a member of Sigma Xi. In 1985, he received a special award from the Tennessee Section American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his “perceptive analysis of a spacecraft nutational motion flight problem”. John also served two terms on the Duck River Development Agency and a number of years on the Manchester Planning Commission. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Civil Air Patrol. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Manchester, since 1961.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Joy Hudgins Miller of Manchester; daughter, Sally Miller Turnerand husband, Jeff; and son, Jack Miller and wife, Ronda; four grandchildren, Evan, Ian and Ellason Miller and Jennifer Turner. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Miller Hickson and Susan Miller Holmes and husband, Bill, and one brother, Robert Miller and wife, Kathy.
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Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. John T. Miller.