Mr. William Joseph “Joe” Miller — 1955-2019

Published 4:04 pm Monday, April 22, 2019

WEST POINT — William Joseph (Joe) Miller, 63, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, of sudden cardiac arrest on his beloved family land in West Point. He was born Oct. 12, 1955, to the late James William (Jamie) Miller and his loving wife, Jean Hunt Miller.

Joe grew up in West Point, where he attended West Point Elementary School and was then in the first inaugural graduating class of Springwood High School. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management and logistics in 1979. Joe was a passionate sports enthusiast and excelled in basketball, water and snow skiing, motorcycle racing and NASCAR motorsports. He was a true Auburn fan and pledged full support to Auburn basketball, Auburn football and his beloved fraternity brothers with Lambda Chi Alpha.

Joe’s passion for life was only exceeded by his love for his family and numerous (too many to count) friends. As a lifelong worker in the timber and lumber business, he and his late father truly excelled.

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Joe is survived by his loving mother, Jean Hunt Miller; his faithful and loving sister, Amy (Rob) Walker; his two nephews, Trey (Jessica) Walker and Jamie (Katie) Walker and his great-nephews, Brayden, Blayke, and Knox Walker, and a special lifelong friend, mentor, and life teacher, Susan Pitts.

He was preceded in death by his father, James William (Jamie) Miller and his brother, John David Miller.

The family gives all the praise and glory to God for Joe’s exceptional life and graciously extends a loving invitation to celebrate his life Tuesday, April 23, 2019, with visitation from 6 p.m. EDT until 8 p.m. EDT at Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett. Joe’s celebration of life service will be held at First Baptist Church of Shawmut in Valley on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. EDT. Graveside services will follow at Marseilles Cemetery in West Point. The Rev. Chuck Anderson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Self Help Harbor, P.O. Box 2716, LaGrange, GA 30241 and to First Baptist Church.

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