Raymond C. Miller, DVM, age 79 of Hartsville, passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2021 at his home, surrounded by the family he loved so dearly.
He was born again spiritually at age 37 and was a member of Believer’s Chapel in Murfreesboro and attended First Baptist Church of Carthage.
Ray was preceded in death by: his parents, M. Cecil and Vivian Plumlee Miller of Etowah.
Survivors are: his wife of 53 years, Brenda Howell Miller; children, Matthew (Becky) Miller of Shelbyville, Sandra (Brad Cook) Miller of Lebanon, David (Kristina Vetetoe) Miller of Hartsville, Donna Miller of Murfreesboro, Denise (Jason) Helton of Pleasant View; dearest friend, Valentin Romero; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; brothers, Alan (Toodie) Miller & Jere (Linda) Miller; brother-in-law, Jerry (Peggy) Howell; several nieces and nephews.
After completing the Pre-Vet program at the University of Tennessee, he received his B.S. degree and his Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine from Auburn University. Ray practiced Veterinarian Medicine for 30 years. He enjoyed music, Tennessee Walking Horses, football and was an Eagle Scout.
After retiring to Hartsville Ray was the founder of the Downtown Hartsville Revitalization Commission, for which he and Brenda hosted the annual Goose Gala Fundraiser for over 10 years, and he also served as President of the Hartsville/Trousdale Chamber of Commerce.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, officiated by Dr. Tim Frank and Wayne Belt.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Tommy Thompson, Eddie Taylor, Jim Haynes, David Mason, Bill Badger, Woody Badger and John Hehn.
Active pallbearers will be: Tommy Foster, Brad Cook, Mitchell & Jacob Miller, Zachary Neblett, Tom Broyles, George McDonald and Danny Joe Gregory.
Interment will be in the Hartsville Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Carthage, TN at 409 Main Street North, Carthage, TN 37030.
Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.