Charles Lawrence Miller, age 76, of Crossville, was called home on March 22, 2024. He was born to the late Wilburn Rousseau Miller, Sr. & Bertie Diden Miller on May 30, 1947. He was married to Bernice McCoy Sims Miller for 31 years, and has 2 daughters, Sandra Cooper, and Lisa Potter, with 5 grandchildren: Justin Keith Cooper, Chad Cooper, Cameren Yates, and Jacob & Tyler Potter, along with 3 great-grandchildren. Charles served in the U.S. Army ranking as Sergeant in the Vietnam War gaining the name “Machine Gun Charlie”. He was awarded 5 Bronze Medals and a Purple Heart Award during his military service. He worked most of his life as the General Manager for Loram Maintenance of Way Railroad Co., and then on to S&W Electrical Contracting Co., retiring as an Electrician. The surviving family to cherish memories are his brothers: Johnny Paul (Kim) Miller and Wilburn Rousseau (Peggy) Miller Jr; his sisters: Della Jean Miller Welch, Edith June Miller (Bobby) Escue, Ethel Miller, and Nellie Escue Miller; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilburn R. Sr. & Bertie; wife Bernice Miller; grandson Justin Keith Cooper; brothers C.L. Lynn Miller, J.V. Glenn Miller, Ray Lewis Miller, Roy Lynard Miller, Sammy Welch, and sister Katy Jane Miller King. Special friends Rick Bolin and the late Jenning Bolin, Lowell Ray Harris, Dan Barnett, the late Terry Smith, Carrie, Samantha, Panza Smith, Riley & Raeann Roberson, Michell Playle, and Robin Griffin.

The graveside service will be held on April 6, 2024, in Chestnut Hill Community Cemetery at 1 p.m, with Pastor Mike Reagan Officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are Riley & Raeann Roberson and Michell Playle. Charles will be remembered by the Chestnut Hill Community and friends for his great generosity, loyalty, and independence.