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Marvin Wesley Miller

August 23, 1958 — January 9, 2018

Marvin Wesley Miller

Marvin Wesley Miller, age 59, of Niota passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer Tuesday Jan 9, 2018 at his family home in Athens. He was a native and a lifelong resident of  McMinn County, and was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. Throughout his life he was self employed and enjoyed working hard in many career paths which he regarded as hobbies.  He worked as a carpenter with his father, was an award winning photographer and traveled the country with his wife as a transport driver, and used his time as a car salesmen to make sure his customers bought dependable cars and were treated fairly.  He also enjoyed making cat furniture for his company, Just Dandy and donated many of his products to animal rescues. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend. He enjoyed spending time around the card table with family at his mothers, visiting his grandchildren, listening to music and writing in his spare time. He will be greatly missed by those close to him and he was always someone they could depend on.

 Preceded in death by:

  • His father, Carl Wesley Miller
  • Brother, Carl Marlin Miller
  • Grandparents, Frank and Eara Webster Seargeant and Coy and Louise Miller


  • Wife of 35 years, Jan Lingerfelt Miller of Niota
  • Daughter and son-in-law, Brittany Keely and John F. Storaska II of Athens.
  • Grandchildren, John "Jaybird" F. Storaska III  and Augusta Keely Storaska.
  • Mother Mary Frankie Seargeant Miller of Athens
  • Nephew, Isaac Dimmack of Maryville

Funeral service will be 7:00 pm Friday, January 12, 2018 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. David Coffman and Rev. Keith Whited officiating.

The interment will be 11:00am Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Valley Road Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Lingerfelt, Mike Houston, Rick Hyde, Darryl Cranfield, Kenneth Allen Seargeant and Kenneth Burkett Seargeant.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5-7pm at the funeral home before the service.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to

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