Jack was born on July 7, 1925 in Atlanta to the late James Earl Miller and Willie Mae Prow Miller. In addition to his parents, Jack was also preceded in death by: his brother, Harry Miller; and his sister, Sarah Miller Culberson. He was a member of Plainville Unity Baptist Church. Jack was an Air Force Veteran, serving in both WWII in the South Pacific and the Korea Era. He served 12 years on the Gordon County School Board, and was the oldest member of the Plainville Masonic Lodge F&AM #364.
You can read the full obituary and leave condolences here. The Miller family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 pm at Thomas Funeral Home in Calhoun. Services will be Sunday, August 19th at Plainville Unity Baptist Church. The Masonic Lodge will have graveside rites at Scott Cemetery.
Jack Miller was the kind of deacon that pastors enjoy working with. He was type to arrive early and leave late, unlocking doors and turning on lights when he came in and turning everything back off when he left. He was a stickler for details in a day and age when folks have decided details don’t matter. He put Sunday School numbers on the board and rang the church bell at 10:45 on Sunday morning. As his eyesight and hearing began to fail it frustrated him that he could no longer read the Bible. He would tune into Through the Bible with Les Feldick and often give me a report on what Feldick had to say about a particular scripture. Jack continued to serve communion and collect the offering on Sunday morning after we tried to talk him out of it. He was more than faithful in his service; he literally refused to quit.
Jack Miller served his country, worked hard, loved his wife and loved his church. I can honestly say to his credit there are not many like him. Maybe there were at one time but in a changing world he remained steadfast. To God be the glory.