John Albert Miller

Posted at 9:28 PM on Aug 27, 2019


Mr. John Albert Miller, 74, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 26, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on October 1, 1944, in Iredell County to the late Wilbern Henry Miller and Frankie Leigh Miller. John was a devoted Christian and attended Union Grove Christian Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher. He was a retired shipping clerk. He enjoyed sharing the Word of God, playing golf and spending time with his family. He also taught the Good News Club at Union Grove Elementary Church. He served four years in the U.S. Army in Korea and Vietnam as a clerk for the intelligence department under the staff of General Westmoreland.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers J.D. (Novella) Miller and Henry Jr. Miller.

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 33 years, Gradie Leigh Miller; daughters, Kimberly West (Ricky) and Gina Montaigne (Joseph); and a son, Corey Gentry. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Austin and Laura West, Leighann Montaigne (Tate) and Jolie Montaigne, along with two great-grandchildren, Paige Olivia and Brantley Tate. Additional survivors include a sister, Sue Thompson (Jim); a brother, Steve (Superman) Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved and cared about dearly.

The Miller family would especially like to thank the wonderful staff at the Gordon Hospice House for their love and wonderful care.

Services celebrating Mr. Miller’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Union Grove Christian Church with Rev. Allen Lunsford officiating. He will lie in state and the family will greet friends from 1:30 until 2 p.m. prior to the service. The family will also receive friends Thursday evening at Nicholson Funeral Home from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military rites presented by the North Iredell American Legion Post # 113 Burial Detail.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to Memorials may be given to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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