CHARLES MILLER, AGE 76

Charles Miller, age 76, was born on May 30, 1947 to Wilburn and Bertie Miller in Crossville, and passed away on March 22, 2024 in Crossville.

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.

He is survived by his daughters: Sandra Cooper and Lisa Potter; grandchildren: Chad Cooper, Cameren Yates, and Jacob & Tyler Potter; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers: Johnny Paul (Kim) Miller and Wilburn Rousseau (Peggy) Miller Jr; sisters: Della Jean Miller Welch, Edith June Miller (Bobby) Escue, Ethel Miller, and Nellie Escue Miller; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends: Rick Bolin, Lowell Ray Harris, Dan Barnett, Carrie, Samantha, & Panza Smith, Riley & Raeann Roberson, Michell Playle, and Robin Griffin.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents: Wilburn Rousseau Miller, Sr. & Bertie (Diden) Miller; his wife of 31 years: Bernice McCoy Sims Miller; grandson: Justin Keith Cooper; brothers: C.L. Lynn Miller, J.V. Glenn Miller, Ray Lewis Miller, Roy Lynard Miller, and Sammy Welch; sister: Katy Jane Miller King; and special friends: Jennings Bolin and Terry Smith.

A 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.