Berry Highland West

9913 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN


Gene Mckinley Miller

June 10, 1975March 11, 2020

Gene McKinley Miller, age 44 of Kodak, Tennessee passed away at Tenova Turkey Creek Hospital, due to heart complications on March 11, 2020. He was born in Bristol, Tennessee June 10, 1975. Gene was a graduate of Hixson High School. He was a student at ITT Technical Institute of Technology, also a graduate of East Tennessee Truck Driving Institute. Gene enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His favorite Hobbies were fishing and was an avid fan of the University of Tennessee football program. He also enjoyed being in nature and numerous outdoor activities. Gene was preceded in death by his father Ferd Ellis Miller, Jr. He was survived by his mother Wanda Davidson Parks, stepfather Steve Parks, brother Wayne Miller, and his children Zackery Miller, Autumn Miller, April Miller, and Tanis Miller. Half sisters Amy Kaufman, Kelly Tate, and Kristina Giordano. Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Miller, Larry Miller, Christopher Miller, David Miller, Jonathan Holcomb, and Jason Tate. The family will receive friends Monday, March 16, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Berry Highland Memorial Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:00am with David Miller officiating, interment will follow in the Berry Highland Memorial cemetery. Friends may leave their thoughts and memories at www.berryhighlandmemorial.com


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Christopher Miller

March 25, 2020

Dear Uncle Gene,

There are so many fond memories. I remember how you taught me how to fish, with my Dad. I was the only one to catch a Bluegill that day and I was ready for our next adventure together. I remember us talking and hanging out together sharing common interest in games, sports, etc...

Most of all I will always cherish how you made me feel whenever you were around. You always had such a big, loving, resilient spirit that would always listen to anyone who shared their time with you. I love and miss you so much Uncle Gene. Thank you for listening and being there for me. - Christopher

Danieket Holcombe

March 25, 2020

I loved my uncle Gene. We were blessed he was able to be at our baby girls gender reveal.

Wayne Miller

March 23, 2020

I remember the night mom and dad brought you home from the hospital. I was so happy to finally have my baby brother. We spent so much time fishing, playing on Valley Lane, and growing up together. I always knew you were special, and was so blessed to have you as my little bro.
I know we never spent a lot of time together after we left home, but the important thing is we knew we loved each other. My heart goes out to mom Steve and the kids and I promise to do whatever I can to help them now that you’re gone.

I love you brother

Zack Miller

March 15, 2020

I liked when we use to go fishing, play board games and wrestle.
I miss when me, you and mom would go out to eat and see a movie. I want to thank you for being a great dad. Your the best dad in the world and the nicest.
I have you to watch over me from above. I miss you dad, I love you to the moon and back. Love. Zack

Shelley Robbins

March 15, 2020

I lost my best friend when God took you home. I still talk to you from my heart and soul.
Im so grateful for the 15yrs. I got to share with you in this life. We raised a wonderful son together, you were a wonderful father. I will cherish the memories I shared with you untill I see your face again in heaven. We love and miss you, Shelley, Renee' and Zack.