Dr. Claude R. Miller Jr., a resident of Athens, born June 26, 1941, in Augusta, passed away with his family by his side on Friday, March 10, 2017.
He was the son of the late Vera Horne Miller and the late Claude Roger Miller Sr. of Augusta.
After graduating high school from Richmond Academy in 1959, Claude joined the U.S. Air Force. After completing his military service in 1965, Claude returned to Augusta College to pursue a degree in psychology, ultimately transferring to the University of Georgia in 1967, receiving his Ph.D in psychology from UGA in 1971.
While serving as the Psychology Club president at Augusta College, Claude met the love of his life, Ina H. Miller, and they married on June 24, 1967, in Athens.
Claude was a college professor for 10 years at various colleges in Georgia before accepting a position to serve the government of the United States as a civilian GS-14 Operations Research Analyst. He was known to many as a mentor and as the greatest boss ever, as well as loving husband, best dad and doting Opa. Claude loved fly fishing, coin collecting, history, golf, watching college football, antique shopping and traveling.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ina Hamby Miller of Athens; his daughter, Rhonda Miller Wicher and husband, Scott, of Frisco, Texas; son, Claude Roger "Skip" Miller III and wife, Jennifer, of Mena, Ariz.; granddaughters Kaitlyn and Kassidy; sister, Velda Miller Schirhart and husband, Gene, of Augusta; his beloved aunt and mentor, Rose M. Jordan of Augusta and other loving relatives including nieces, nephews and cousins.
A visitation service for friends and family is today between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord and Stephens West, 1211 Jimmy Daniel Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
The funeral is Tuesday at 1 p.m. also at Lord and Stephens West.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's, Shriner's Hospital for Children or JDRF.
Lord and Stephens West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com.
Published on March 12, 2017