Norman Theodore Miller, 76, of Bluff City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.
He was born on Monday, June 12, 1933, in Mitchell, S.D., to the late Holger and Emma Millage Miller. He received his master's degree from South Dakota State University, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired from the Federal Food and Drug Administration, in the Knoxville, Tenn., office, to take the position as Director of Regulatory Affairs at King Pharmaceuticals until his retirement in 2000. He attended Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, was a member of the NRA and an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary E. Miller; daughter, Janna Horsman and husband, Brad of Fayetteville, Tenn.; sons, Scott Miller and wife, Alice of Atlanta, Ga., and Michael Miller and wife, Jennifer of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren: Nicholas Horsman, Abigail Horsman, Josie Sophia Eliza Miller and Tiffany E. Muennich; sister, Janna Kassel and husband Gordon of Knoxville, Iowa; brother, James Miller and wife, Nancy of Des Moines; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 4-5:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The memorial service followed at 6 p.m. in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tom Reed officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, 1041 Elizabeth Chapel Rd., Bluff City, TN 37618. Condolences and memories may be sent to and viewed at www.oakley-cook.com. Mr. Miller and his family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory.