Dr. John S. Miller Jr.

6 juin 193321 octobre 2020
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Captain John S. Miller M.D., 87, of Jacksonville, went to be with God on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Francis Miller.

Dr. Miller was born on June 6, 1933 in Pikesville, KY to John S. Sr. and Ethel Francis Miller. Graduated from Baylor School for Boys in 1952, University of Kentucky in 1956 (B.S. Anatomy and Physiology), and Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1960, Medical Doctorate (MD). Dr. Miller served in the US Army reserves as a private during the Korean War with the 100th Airborne Division he was honorably discharged in 1960. He held his medical internship at NC Baptist Hospital, straight medicine 1960-62. Residency at NC Baptist Hospital, Medicine 1961-1964. Senior residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Medicine in 1964. Dr. Miller practiced medicine in South Carolina from 1965 to 1976. Dr. Miller Served in the United States Navy as a Medical Officer from 1976 to 1988 primarily serving at U.S. Naval base Subic Bay Philippines and Camp Lejeune NC in which he earned the rank of Captain and was honorably discharged from service. Upon leaving naval service he practiced medicine in North Carolina in the ER at Onslow Memorial Hospital until 2013. He finished his career in medicine with Onslow Memorial's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center in 2015. Ultimately, he enjoyed working in the ER and helping people.

Dr. Miller enjoyed spending his leisure time with family and his dogs, the ocean, fishing, building and painting models, trains, carpentry, reading military history, watching mysteries and American football, bird watching, people watching, and having a sense of humor.

John is survived by the loves of his life, his wife, Gloria Amio Miller; seven children, John Scott Miller III (Sandy Miller), James Heath Miller, Nancy Miller Majcher, Sarah Miller Hair (Kevin Hair), Thomas Clark Miller (Sarah Miller), Katherine E. Miller (David D. Bailey), and John Thomas Miller (Deseree F. Miller); 11 grandchildren, Melissa, Jana, Nora, Sam, Hannah, Josh, Owen, Lucie, John, Josephine, and Astrid; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

We would like to thank all his friends and fellow colleagues from Onslow Memorial Hospital. Also, the Onslow County Home Health and Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Home, 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville 28546. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Home's Chapel. Dr. Miller will be inurned privately at 2:00 pm at Coastal Carolina State Veteran Cemetery. Afterwards, the family will be receiving relatives and close friends at their home in celebration of his life.

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  • Visitation

    lundi, 26 octobre , 2020

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    mardi, 27 octobre , 2020

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Dr. John S. Miller Jr.


Janette Bearden

3 novembre , 2020

....Dearest Captain Miller, ....Papa to me back then while stationed overseas. Fondest and Loving memories only of your kindness. My sincerest condolences to the Miller family, he will be truly missed, greatest gentleman ever, he stood by my side and walked me at my wedding, would love to hear from his family. Fair winds my friend, you did great!

Dawn Browning

28 octobre , 2020

I’m so sorry about your loss. Dr Miller was an Awesome Man on top of being 1 of the best doctor’s that ever entered Onslow County. He was always very compassionate and understanding when anyone entered his emergency department. He will be missed by so many. RIP Doctor Miller..)

Sharon Brookins

26 octobre , 2020

I always thought of Dr.Miller as the John Wayne of Medicine. He made such a positive impact in so many lives. You will be missed but your legacy will live on in the hearts and stories of those who knew you.

Alejandra Tague

25 octobre , 2020

I am heartbroken! A wonderful gentleman and an extraordinary Physician! Too many funny memories to mention but I hold them so dear!! Rest In Peace! Fair winds and following Seas Sailor!

Anthony Campbell

24 octobre , 2020

I served at JPD from 1993 until 2009. I met Dr. Miller at the ER on professional and personal matters on many occasions. Dr. Miller was a true professional that sincerely cared for all First Responders. Prayers for his family for comfort.

Elbert "Tyke" Woodson

24 octobre , 2020

I'm still crying my eyes out!!! There's not enough ways to explain what this Man means to me. He placed me under his wing and took me on a journey through life. He took me by the hand taught me everything he could. I have not forgotten the wisdom he shared with me. Lessons of life, family, love, respect, responsibility, duty, honor, compassion, last but not least emergency medicine. He treated me like I was his own son. I'll never forget the intelligence, laughter, and grit he carried at all times. Our birthdays are 1 week apart. I always called him on his. I talked to him this last one. He was so happy knowing I never forgot him. And never will. I salute you Captain Miller. God has welcomed you into Heaven. To the Family, I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers. I love you all as I loved "Doctor Dude"!!! May God Bless You All.

Debbie Hendrix

23 octobre , 2020

I had the privilege of serving in the ER with Dr. Miller as my mentor. I was fresh out of nurse practitioner school and knew virtually nothing about emergency medicine. Although I was intimidated at first by his gruff exterior, I soon learned about his sense of humor and his heart of gold. He was a big teddy bear inside!
One time when working nights with Dr. Miller, the phone rang. It was a man saying that he was in the parking lot and his wife was in labor. The birth was imminent! Dr. Miller looked at me and in his calm voice said "Here's one for you"! I loved traumas and heart attacks, but OB was so NOT my thing!
The woman was in the front seat with her panties still on, a head clearly visible in them! The funny part was that there were 2 kids in the back seat watching cartoons, completely oblivious to what was happening in the front. Thankfully the OB nurses helped, and a healthy boy was born! I will miss you Dr. Miller!

Chris Harper

22 octobre , 2020

Dr. Miller was my favorite ER Dr. He was always willing to go the extra mile to take the time to teach and help all of us be better. If you were ever on the other side and had to receive care he was the best to his patients, truly one of the greats. Rest easy my friend.


22 octobre , 2020

Dr. Miller was one of the greatest physicians I’ve had the privilege of working with. He was always willing to teach and loved to share stories and random facts.

John Sauer

22 octobre , 2020

You were an emergency room doc that was known from miles around, and all that worked with and for you will have everlasting memories to tell, Dr Miller. You were one of the greats, we will miss you.