Preston Roy Miller Jr., M.D.

September 20, 1927September 8, 2018

Preston Roy Miller, Jr. M.D. (Pat) died at home on September 8, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 90 years old.

Pat was born on September 20, 1927 in Atlanta, GA to his parents, Preston and Mary Miller. He attended E. Rivers Elementary School and North Fulton High School in Atlanta. In 1944 he graduated from The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After serving in the army, he returned to Atlanta to attend Emory University where he pursued his love of letters, graduating with a degree in English in 1950. Pat continued his studies at Emory medical school graduating in 1954. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Upon completion of his training, Dr. Miller returned to Atlanta, and went into private practice eventually joining the Buckhead Clinic. He then joined the staff at Northside Hospital when it first opened in 1970 and practiced there until his retirement in 1997. During his time at Northside he served on the Board of Directors as well as the Fulton County Hospital Authority.

Pat loved to travel. He spent the majority of his retirement traveling through Europe with his wife, Mary, and with his children and grandchildren to Sea Island, Georgia, Little Cranberry Island, Maine and other wonderful places. From his childhood on, Pat loved to hunt and fish, and he especially enjoyed these activities with his sons. He was an avid reader, and unbeknownst to many, was also a prolific writer. He enjoyed writing short stories, and in retirement, wrote articles for the Herb Society of America. A lover of music, Pat especially enjoyed classical music and playing the piano.

Dr. Miller is survived by his wife, Mary, of 56 years, his son and daughter-in-law, Preston and Julie Miller of East Bend, NC, and his son Trevor Miller of Louisville, Kentucky. He is also survived by grandchildren Lazlow Elijah Miller of Atlanta, GA, Taylor Hancock Miller of Brooklyn, NY, Preston Roy Miller IV and Eleanor Morgan Miller both of East Bend, NC.

A memorial service will be held on Friday Sept 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305 followed by a reception at the cathedral.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s honor to the charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 14, 2018

Preston Roy Miller Jr., M.D.

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Dick Colvin

September 13, 2018

Mary (Tunky) & family,
Pat's obituary in the AJC today jolted my memories of long ago, all the way back to the Grady Blood Bank one summer almost sixty years ago. We shall truly miss Pat, the wonderful physician, great friend, and the perfect Southern gentleman. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you.
Dick Colvin

Jennifer Hinson

September 12, 2018

Preston, Julie, Taylor, Little Preston and Morgan, you are all in my prayers! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for y'all. Love y'all, Marcus, Jennifer, Tyler & Lindsay.

Tarryn Hoff

September 11, 2018

A great, wonderful man. I had the pleasure of having the opportunity to be Pat’s personal fitness trainer for over 4 years. But more importantly, I had the pleasure to have his friendship and know what an incredibly nice gentleman he was. God Bless and Thank you.