Charles "Donny" Donald Miller

March 11, 1949July 9, 2019

Charles Donald “Donny” Miller, age 70, of Ooltewah, TN passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his home. He was born March 11, 1949 in Meridian, Mississippi to the late J. C. and Jean Armstrong Miller.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Linda Catlett Miller; son, Dr. Chris (Julie) Miller of Collierville, TN; daughter, Heather (Darren) Wilson of Cartersville, GA; and six grandchildren, Watts Miller, Banks Wilson, Margaret “Maggie” Miller, Brock Wilson, Kate Scott Loftin, and Will Loftin.

Donny graduated from Mississippi State University and served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1975. During his time of duty, he served as a communications officer while being stationed in Germany.

He married Linda Catlett, his high school sweetheart, in 1970 and subsequently moved to Cleveland, MS where he worked for the next 27 years at Baxter Healthcare in various roles including plant manager for 9 years.

His most important role was as husband to Linda and as Daddy to his children Chris and Heather. He would become known as Pop to his six grandchildren that he loved dearly. He spent his life hunting and fishing when not working to provide for his family. He taught his kids how to hunt at the Collinsville Hunting Club in east Mississippi, the same club he grew up in as a boy with his daddy. When hunting season was over he loved to fish crappie on the oxbow lakes in the Delta.

Since his retirement to Chattanooga he has been a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 12, 2019 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel with Rev. Chris Howell officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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Charles "Donny" Donald Miller

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MaryKayRobinson Tete

July 13, 2019

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4
To the family and friends of Donnie Miller,
We are so sorry for your loss. You can take comfort
In knowing that he is not suffering anymore. May
Jesus hold you close during this challenging time.
MaryKay Robinson Tete
The Tete Family
Robert, MaryKay, W.Robert II, & MaryClaire

May Robinson Sartin

July 13, 2019

So sorry. For your loss. Praying for you and your family to have the peace that passes all understanding. Hang on to your memories. Our loved ones never leave us as long as we remember them.
We need to stay in contact more. It is only us now.
MARY KAY and I try to keep in touch by texting. My cell is 601-946-4331. Text or call any time.
All my love. May

Pat and Barbara Brower

July 12, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family today. We have fond memories of Donny and all your family when you were in Cleveland.

Wayne & Wenda Johnson

July 12, 2019

Sorry for your loss and know that we have been praying for you. We live 2 doors down from you.

Pat & Tony Monk

July 11, 2019

Linda & all of Our Family, we are thinking you at this time of loss. So sorry we are so far away and can’t be with you, but will see you as soon as possible. God bless you and we love you
Pat and Tony Monk
Brandon MS

JoAnn (Henson). McPherson

July 11, 2019

Linda I am so sorry for this great loss. Please know I will be lifting up prayers for you and your family at this sad time and for our precious Lord to give you all strength for the days ahead. 🙏🙏

Bo Bowlim

July 11, 2019

Donny was the dad of my best friend Chris growing up. He coached me in little league baseball, took me on family vacations, and spent a lot of time in the yard wrestling Chris and I.
I was a handful with an attitude and Donny never failed to deal it right back to me.
I always had good and memorable times hanging out at the Miller house. Donny was a really “old school” tough guy. He was always tough as nails, and if you got out of line he was quick to jerk you back in line ( lol )!!!!!!

Grady & Vicki Coleman

July 11, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and the family.

Libby Mitchell

July 10, 2019

Donny Miller has been my brother in law, my official professional sounding board and a great friend for over 48 years. Whenever I had a work problem I could always count on his advise to work through it.
I remember when Donny and Linda were dating and they would talk on the phone for hours putting me to sleep most every night.
Our days will be less without him but God gained a wonderful new Angel.
I love you Donny Miller!!!! Rest in peace!!