Wesley Don Miller

July 3, 1926 ~ November 15, 2019

Born in: Chicago, IL
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Wesley Don Miller, Johnson City, passed away November 15, 2019 at Cornerstone Village Nursing Home from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93 years old.

Wes was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 3, 1926. After serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II, Wes attended Tulane University through the GI Bill. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and was employed by Great Lakes Carbon Corporation his entire career, which took him to many states and countries.

Wes loved his job, but family was his true love. He was gone for periods of time with his job, but he more than made up for it when he was home. He brought the family along during summers when possible. While they were by no means exotic places, it allowed the family to be together.

Wes cherished his wife, Belle. After retirement, they spent their time travelling, visiting family and playing golf. He took care of Belle during her battle with dementia.

Wes was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

Wes had a great sense of humor. He told many stories and most of his children and grandchildren were convinced that he was a Five Star General, and that he walked to school uphill both ways in ten feet of snow. He insisted brown cows produced chocolate milk, and if you whistled too long you would catch flies in your mouth.

Wes was predeceased by: his parents; several siblings; his son, Joe; and his beloved wife, Belle.

Survivors include: his sister, Barbara Walsh; brother, Jerry Miller; daughter, Saundra Keever (Kenneth); daughter, Laura Cappetta (Sandi); son, Stephen Miller (Bobbi); daughter, Susan Wilson (Steven); daughter, Arlene Reading (Steven); daughter, Diane Pike (William); grandchildren, Yvette, Tracy Carol, Erica, Brian, Glenn, Jonathan, Jeffery, Emily, Grace, Meghan and Jacob; and many great grandchildren.

Wes was a gem and will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

The family will be accepting visitors to celebrate Wes’s life on November 29, 2019 at the Miller residence from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a graveside service at Forest Hills Cemetery in Morganton, NC on November 30, 2109 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org/donate.


Graveside Service: November 30, 2019 10:30 am

Forest Hill Cemetery
200 Huffman Street
Morganton, NC 28655

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Wesley Don Miller's name.

Alzheimers Association/Foundation

207 Boone Street
Johnson City, TN

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  1. Susan Peters says:

    I was so sorry to learn of Wes’ death.My parents Carl and Dorothy Peters were longtime friends and Wes and Dad worked at Great Lakes for many,many years.Belle and my mother were great friends and had a sewing group that met every month at each others’ homes with some of the other Great Lakes wives.The years when Wes,George Taylor and Dad were all widowers, they faithfully had lunch together each month.I hope all your fond memories and family will be of great comfort to you in the days ahead.With much sympathy…

  2. Fred & Margaret Miller says:

    Wes was wonderful friend and neighbor to both of us. Over the yea
    he and your Mom did many for us. We treasured their friendship. We hope to
    see you all in Morganton next week at the services. Much love to you.
    Margaret and Fred Miller

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