Billy (Bill) Dean Miller passed away peacefully after battling a second round of Gastric cancer on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center, in Charlotte, NC surrounded by family members.
Bill was born on November 5, 1947 in Winston Salem, NC to James and Nellie Miller.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother James “Bud” Anderson Miller and sisters Judy Faye Shore York, Margaret Ann Miller Bates, Virginia Baity Reavis.
Survivors who will miss him dearly and forever cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife Ann Miller who was his biggest supporter and was always by his side cheering him on during his illness. He is survived by his daughter Kristen Miller (Howard) and grandchildren Sidney, Isabella (Bella) and Beckett of Atlanta, GA; and by his son, Ryan Miller (Kacee) and grandchildren Bentley and Emmaline of Cornelius, NC; his stepson Zachary Herrick of Sanford, FL; and stepson Kent Herrick (Mollie) of Winston-Salem NC. He was very proud of his children’s and grandchildren’s individual talents and accomplishments. Two brothers; David (Charlotte) Miller and Ronnie Miller. His two devoted dogs Piper and Rosie will miss the treats Bill would sneak to them.
Bill was a patriot and proudly served in the Army as a Medic in Vietnam during May, 1968 to April, 1969. He finished out his enlistment as a Sergeant, in the Army Reserves until September 1972. Bill earned an Associate’s Degree in Aviation Engine Mechanics.
By 1975 he began his career as an entrepreneur. Bill owned several successful service based companies of which he’d buy, run, and sell until an early retirement at the age of 60. In addition, he became a Real-estate Broker and he had multiple rental houses around the greater Winston-Salem area, and became a day trader.
He enjoyed the beach, fishing, golfing, and boating. Spending time with loved ones sharing his home on Lake Norman brought him great joy. He loved to entertain and make everyone laugh, and always had a joke or funny story to share. He was such a good storyteller that most of time everyone would look at Ann and say is this real or a joke. He never met a stranger with whom he couldn’t quickly strike up a conversation.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 27, at 11:00am, at Lake Forest Church, 8519 Gilead Rd., Huntersville, NC, 28078
Donations can be made to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607; USO, PO Box 96760, Washington DC, 20077-7677; or a charity of your choice.