James William Miller

May 2, 1930 ~ December 19, 2019 (age 89)


James W. Miller, age 89, of Englewood, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late William Dan and Ruth Jerells Miller. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens, a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S Army, and was retired from Mayfields Dairy. He was an avid reader and was a Bus Driver for Athens City schools for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by:

  • His son, Jeffery Lynn Miller December 20, 2013;
  • Granddaughter, Calliope Carriker,
  • Sister, Mary Evelyn Walker.

Survivors include:

  • Wife of  69 years, Anna Ruth Torbett Miller of Engelwood;
  • Daughter, Lisa Ann Miller Soto of Athens;
  • Three grandchildren, Bethany Ann Carriker, Matthew Soto, and Michael Soto. 
  • Two great-grandchildren, Mayson Soto, Penelope Carriker.

Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Dr. Bill Henard and Rev. Tim Ellis officiating.

The graveside service will be 11:00 am Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at McMinn Memory Gardens.

The pallbearers will be Rodney Parrott, Scott Oliver, Mike Shell, Matthew Soto, Michael Soto, Roberto Garcia.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions maybe sent to the Alzheimers Association and the First Baptist Church of Athens Library Fund.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to  .

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.


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December 27, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
December 27, 2019

7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Graveside Service
December 28, 2019

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens<


Alzheimer's Association
7625 Hamilton Park Dr, Chattanooga TN 37416

First Baptist Church Library Fund
305 Ingleside Ave, Athens TN 37303

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