W.S. Miller

Born on March 16, 1923

Departed on November 27, 2020 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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William Samuel Miller, known as W.S. or Grandaddy, was born at Sugar Creek in Hickman County, Tennessee, 97 years ago. He was the only son with five younger sisters. Being raised in the Great Depression, his formal education ended at age 13, when he worked full time with his father on the farm. He adored his mother and credits his never smoking or drinking to her, citing, he never wanted to do anything to make her cry. His family was devastated when his 16 year old sister contracted polio. He was active in her and his parents care for the rest of their lives.
In the 1950’s he married the love of his life, Mary Ann, started their family and moved to Nashville. For all of their nearly 70 years of marriage, he was faithful, loving and sometimes to the embarrassment of the kids (kisses in the kitchen) affectionate husband. They both valued family time and hosted Sunday lunches for decades.
As a father and grandfather, he was involved, tender and adventurous. He was always prepared for a roadside picnic or wade in the creek. He made every one of us feel cherished.
He was a people person. He enjoyed listening to their stories and sharing his.
W.S. took pride in providing for his family and his work at Ford Glass Plant. He worshiped and served with his friends at Madison Church of Christ and nightly prayed for his children and grandchildren by name.
He is survived by his sisters, Hettie Miller Oliphant and Bessie Miller Daniels; his children Teresa Miller Killeen, Sam Miller (Stephanie),Sherie Miller White (Steve),April Miller White; his grandchildren; Keith Witt, Amber Witt Head, Kristen Bourne Pitt, Samantha Miller Baird, Hunter Miller, Leslie White Butler, Clayton White, Daniel White, Chad White, Candice White Mcfarland, Chase White; his great grandchildren, Grace and Ryan Witt, Isabella, Griffin and Taylor Head, Quinton Witt, Abbie and Austin Pitt, Miller and Jack Henry Baird, Ellie Grace and Lincoln Miller, Berkley, Carley and Hailey Butler, Kaden and Nora White, Dylan and Claire White, Lucy White, Zoey and Heidi May Mcfarland.
God has truly been faithful in blessing his long life.

“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you” Exodus 20:12

11 Comments to W.S. Miller

  1. Julie Collier
    November 29, 2020 9:24 pm

    Such a sweet man. I remember his kindness that was always shown to me and my children and how he made you feel welcomed and special. Granddaddy will be missed and his memories will be treasured. Love and prayers to all the family ❤️

  2. Kathi
    November 30, 2020 2:12 pm

    Teresa, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was indeed a good man, and your life has been greatly enriched by your closeness to him. Cherish your love for him and your memories. You were forever faithful to him and his needs. No one could have asked for more.

  3. Gail Nichols Swann
    November 30, 2020 7:36 pm

    I remember this sweet man and his wife and wife sitting either in front or behind us at Madison Church. Always smiling and happy. May your Precious Memories put a smile on your faces and laughter in your hearts. He worked with my dad and my husband at Ford Glass.

  4. Carole Belles
    December 1, 2020 11:08 am

    Teresa – Your father was one of the most amazing men I have ever known. He remembered my name and many events from my life whenever we would meet and talk. I know you will miss him. I will, too.

  5. Melinda Bumpus
    December 1, 2020 1:17 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Uncle WS passing. He was a good man and we loved him dearly. We will
    all miss him. So sad that we are losing all of our Aunts and Uncles. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Wilma and Robert Teague
    December 1, 2020 4:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Cherish those memories.

  7. Lauren Butler
    December 1, 2020 10:12 pm

    May you be comforted by knowing his life was full and well lived. Our deepest sympathies in your loss.
    Clayton, Lauren, Brennon and Samantha Butler

  8. Ronnie & Carol Williams
    December 2, 2020 10:12 am

    We were sad to hear about the passing of Bro. Miller. We knew him at Madison and he was our neighbor living one street over from us for several years before they moved to Goodlettsville. He was always smiling and had something encouraging to say. Praying for you and your family.

  9. Diane Bone
    December 11, 2020 12:46 pm

    So sorry to hear about Uncle W S passing. He was a special uncle who loved his family. I will always cherish the memories of spending time in the summer with him, Aunt Mary Ann, Teresa, Sherie, April and Sammy. I have everyone in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. So wish I could give everyone a hug but COVID-19 is keeping me at home.
    Love to all the family.


  10. Eugenia
    January 10, 2021 11:12 am

    Just found about about WS. Sending love and prayers to their Family
    Ronald and Judith Pitt family

    • Sherie White
      January 22, 2021 1:14 pm

      My parents loved your parents friendship and we all enjoyed spending time with you all on Sussex.
      Sherie Miller White

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