OBITUARY

Ralph Kay Miller Jr.

June 26, 1954April 3, 2020

Mr. Ralph Kay Miller, Jr, age 65, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 3rd, 2020. He was born on June 26th, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ralph was one of the best men ever made. He was loving and kind and adored by his family and friends. He was an avid hunter and was able to go on one last hunt where he got his prize turkey. Ralph also enjoyed watching NASCAR and at the time was a Chase Elliot fan. He was able to attend a race in Daytona recently and considered it an item crossed off of his bucket list. In addition to NASCAR, he loved any kind of football. He was an Atlanta Falcons fan and held a Season Pass for 40 years. He was also an Alabama College Football fan.

Ralph admired our service men and women in the military and would always stop to thank them and shake their hand. He was a huge Civil War buff, but really admired the WWII era. Another item he had on his list (that he was unfortunately unable to achieve) was to go to Normandy Beach. He was a member of the NRA and umpired men’s and women’s softball for over 30 years. Ralph was also heavily involved in his community and was an advocate for individuals suffering with addiction. He wanted to help anyone he could overcome that struggle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Miller; his parents, Ralph Kay Miller, Sr. and Joyce Miller; his children, Joe Miller and his wife Jennifer, Krista Miller Tsosie and her husband, Chris, and Ashley Makarevich and her husband, Josh; his grandchildren, Paxton and Aeliana Makarevich; and numerous other loved ones, family, and friends.

The family will be receiving guests at the funeral home on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm. Those who are unable to attend in person, may watch via livestream from the Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Facebook page. The family asks that visitors dress casually.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Ralph by visiting www.WhitleyGarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134

Services

8 August

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home

8640 Rose Ave
Douglasville, Georgia 30134

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
8 August

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home

8640 Rose Ave
Douglasville, Georgia 30134

Memories

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David Townley

April 13, 2020

My very dear and great friend, Ralph, and I began our long lasting friendship in junior high and it never ended. We played sports in high school, college and for many years after. He was always a leader and competitor with a goal to win. He would help anyone and was always there when you needed him, in good times and in bad. We were so happy to be a part of fulfilling his bucket list by going to the Daytona 500 race in February, 2020. It was wonderful to see that twinkle in his eye again. Ralph, you are loved and will be missed. Thanks for all you have meant to this family. I know we will meet again.
David & Melissa Townley

Anthony Lundy

April 8, 2020

There are people that come into your life and truly make an impact . Ralph was one of those people, he was always a great friend to me from the very first time I met him. I could not put a number on how many times his kind words lifted my spirits when I was low or how many times we sat in the warehouse a talked about one of our favorite football teams the Atlanta Falcons. He was great friend to me and I will always remember him, earth lost a great man, and heaven gained a great one.

Gone but never forgotten
Falcons Brotherhood for life!

Deborah Walker

April 7, 2020

I knew Ralph from being a Little Sister of the ATO Fraternity at GSU. Ralph was always upbeat and fun to be around. He truly cared for others and I'm so happy I knew him. I was able to see him again a few years ago at Melissa and David's birthday party and found that he was the same wonderful person, but even better! I know he will be truly missed!

My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends.
Debbie Walker

Shari Conner

April 7, 2020

May you rest in peace and my condolence to the family.

Michelle Chandler

April 6, 2020

Ralph was a blessing to know. He was a great listener, very compassionate about his family and heritage, love sports. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

Debra Wells

April 6, 2020

Hello,
I just wanted to express my condolences at this sad news. I worked with him at GLOCK when I was on the shipping line & he operated the forklift. He was a very kind soul, and always was very helpful at work. He will be missed. I also found out we did have the same hairdresser Lynn Farmer. I let Lynn know this morning of his passing. She expressed her condolences as well. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Debra Wells - LE Inside Sales Rep. - GLOCK, Inc.

David Gerstenberger

April 6, 2020

What a dear friend the world has lost.

Ralph was a great man and one of the most devoted people I have met. He never took life for granted and he was always the first to say hello and make sure you were doing okay.

I will dearly miss our conversations, whether it be about the Braves, the Falcons, or the Tide. But, I think he enjoyed talking about his son coaching the high school champions more than anything. He took as much pride in talking about them as he did anything else.

The last text I got from him was a picture of his prized turkey he shot a couple weeks ago.

I will dearly miss him and will be praying for the family, but I know exactly where Ralph is and know that he is no longer in pain.

Love you brother!!

Jim Davis

April 6, 2020

Sandy,

My wife Terry and I want to send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Ralph sounds like a wonderful person - it feels like his legacy will live on through all of the people he touched.

Jim and Terry Davis

Penny Johnson

April 6, 2020

To my friend Sandy & family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. There are folks that impact your spirit without ever saying a word. Sandy was that to me before I even knew her name. When I was introduced to Ralph, I felt the same energy. Humble kind...encouraging. Great Love is mourned greatly. In your sorrow please know that you have an army of Love and prayers surrounding you.

Cheryl Taylor

April 5, 2020

Ralph SOOOOO MANY people are going to miss you. You are surely one of my very favorite men. You have been a great friend over these years. We’ve laughed a whole, whole bunch. And we shared a few tears. You have been a fantastic example for many, many people. I know you’ve helped countless men since I’ve known you. There will be a void in our hearts, frankly forever. But I KNOW you are in a better place and I can just picture your smile up there; reacquainted with old friends. You take care of Sandy. I know you will! And you’ll take care of your children and your parents. Thank you for shining a bright spot on so many lives. I will love you forever!
Sandy I know your heart is breaking. And there will be a void forever. You are a VERY strong woman and though it seems distant now, you’ll have so many great memories! Some hilarious, some sublime. Ralph was one of MY men. I don’t have many as you know, but Ralph was at the very top of my list, along with several of his best friends. He was an example of God’s love here on earth. And I KNOW those that went home before him greeted him with such loving, open arms. Frankly, it must be fabulous where he is. I know how much his children will miss him. I can only imagine how much his parents will miss him. We are all better people for having known him! Together you two built a soIid network of hundreds of CLOSE friends. Please lean on them. They need you too! I’ve leaned heavily on you in the past and you’ve helped me more than you know. Now it’s YOUR turn to do the leaning. I love you dearly. And I will CONTINUE to pray for you.

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Biography

Mr. Ralph Kay Miller, Jr, age 65, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 3rd, 2020. He was born on June 26th, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ralph was one of the best men ever made. He was loving and kind and adored by his family and friends. He was an avid hunter and was able to go on one last hunt where he got his prize turkey. Ralph also enjoyed watching NASCAR and at the time was a Chase Elliot fan. He was able to attend a race in Daytona recently and considered it an item crossed off of his bucket list. In addition to NASCAR, he loved any kind of football. He was an Atlanta Falcons fan and held a Season Pass for 40 years. He was also an Alabama College Football fan.

Ralph admired our service men and women in the military and would always stop to thank them and shake their hand. He was a huge Civil War buff, but really admired the WWII era. Another item he had on his list (that he was unfortunately unable to achieve) was to go to Normandy Beach. He was a member of the NRA and umpired men’s and women’s softball for over 30 years. Ralph was also heavily involved in his community and was an advocate for individuals suffering with addiction. He wanted to help anyone he could overcome that struggle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Miller; his parents, Ralph Kay Miller, Sr. and Joyce Miller; his children, Joe Miller and his wife Jennifer, Krista Miller Tsosie and her husband, Chris, and Ashley Makarevich and her husband, Josh; his grandchildren, Paxton and Aeliana Makarevich; and numerous other loved ones, family, and friends.

The family will be receiving guests at the funeral home on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm. Those who are unable to attend in person, may watch via livestream from the Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Facebook page. The family asks that visitors dress casually.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Ralph by visiting www.WhitleyGarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134

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