Roy Taylor Miller originally of Avon, Ohio and for the past 42 years a resident or Rockmart, Georgia died January 13, 2018. Roy was born March 13, 1954 to Cora and Royal Miller. At age 18, he moved to Mount Vernon, GA to attend Brewton Parker College with a music scholarship. There, he met Deborah Pam Butler at Choir Week and was smitten. Roy and Debbie married on June 7, 1974 in Marietta, Georgia. They moved to Rockmart in 1976 where Roy dabbled and spread his expertise from everything to working at the Goodyear Mill to owning a stereo and frame shop to being a jeweler at Smith and Lockwood Pharmacy to starting his staring his own supply business called Eagle Supply. His final position was as a real estate “mogul”. His three children, Erin, Katy and Ryan filled his life with laughter, a little stress, car issues, and college loans, but he loved them well and without condition. He counted his Son-In-Law, Clive Miles and Sister-In-Law Sandra Sheppard as close as birth family. His countless friends, and even a few enemies, added so much excitement and care to his life.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the First Baptist Church of Cedartown with Dr. David Taylor officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2:00 pm until the service four at the First Baptist Church of Cedartown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you practice intentional acts of kindness in true Roy fashion, such as: taking a box of donuts to a group of teachers, buying a meal and having a conversation with someone who is experiencing homelessness, sending a college student $50 for pizza, thanking and connecting with a veteran, visiting someone in the hospital, inviting your neighbors over for dinner, singing Happy Birthday in a booming voice to someone who’s celebrating, or seeking out a stranger to share a joke and a beverage. Roy loved his life, and celebrated it to the fullest. To paraphrase Thoreau, he “lived deep and sucked all the marrow out of life.”
The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral service of Mr. Roy Taylor Miller.