Miller, Charles Donald “Donny”

U.S. Army Vetean Worked For Baxter Healthcare

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Charles Donald “Donny” Miller, 70, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at his home.  

He was born March 11, 1949, in Meridian, Ms., to the late J. C. and Jean Armstrong Miller. 

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Linda Catlett Miller; son, Dr. Chris (Julie) Miller of Collierville, TN; daughter, Heather (Darren) Wilson of Cartersville, Ga.; and six grandchildren, Watts Miller, Banks Wilson, Margaret “Maggie” Miller, Brock Wilson, Kate Scott Loftin, and Will Loftin.

Donny graduated from Mississippi State University and served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1975.  During his time of duty, he served as a communications officer while being stationed in Germany. 

He married Linda Catlett, his high school sweetheart, in 1970 and subsequently moved to Cleveland, Ms., where he worked for the next 27 years at Baxter Healthcare in various roles including plant manager for nine years. 

His most important role was as husband to Linda and as Daddy to his children, Chris and Heather.  He would become known as Pop to his six grandchildren that he loved dearly.  He spent his life hunting and fishing when not working to provide for his family.  He taught his kids how to hunt at the Collinsville Hunting Club in east Mississippi, the same club he grew up in as a boy with his daddy.  When hunting season was over he loved to fish crappie on the oxbow lakes in the Delta. 

Since his retirement to Chattanooga he has been a member of Christ United Methodist Church.   

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 12, from 12:30–2 p.m. at the funeral home.  A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel with Rev. Chris Howell officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at www.wish.org/donate.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.

 


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