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January 29, 1936 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Lillard Miller, age 87, of Oneida, TN, departed this life on Friday, October 27, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 29, 1936, in the No Business Community to the late Will J. and Nora Ellen Burke Miller.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws: Robert and Edna Thompson Jeffers; daughter: Lisa Renee Miller; siblings: Hester (Auton) Kidd, Lorene (Luther) Phillips, Eva (Kenneth ‘Dutch’) Payne, Laurie (Boyce) Boyatt, Elizabeth (Ray) Harris, Leonard (Louise) Miller, and Bob Perry.
Lillard spent his life working outdoors and serving in various ways in the Scott County Community. He was a local businessman for over 60 years. Some of the accomplishments during his life included the opening of Lillard Miller Excavating, the Owner and Operator of Oneida Equipment, and Miller and Sons Paving until his retirement. He served as a long-time Board Member of the Scott County School System, and a board member of the Mountain People’s Health Council. He was named Farmer of the Year in 1998. Lillard was a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church.
Lillard is survived by his wife of 66 years: Dorla Jeffers Miller; sons: Tim and Tracey (Sexton) Miller, Kim and Sherry (Hamblin) Miller, and Kevin and Rachel (Jeffers) Miller, all of Oneida; grandchildren: Brandon Miller, Jason (Carmen) Miller, Ashley (Jacob) Billingsley, Jenna (Eric) Smith, Kayci (Dylan) West, Brooke Miller, Mark (Ashilee) Miller, Logan (Bayli) Miller, and Wyatt Miller; great grandchildren: Brenlynn Miller, Ellie, Rhett, Chyles Miller, Kinley, Karsyn, and Knox Billingsley, Britton, Beckham, Brenzlee Smith, Tatum West, Jayilee Coffey, Macon and Hazilynn Miller; one sister: Juanita Perry; brothers-in-law: John Lee (Ann) Jeffers, and James Robert (Genetta) Jeffers; as well as many other relatives and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Brenda Smith, Michelle Ashcraft, Grace Primary Care, and Chelsea Shelton.
Friends may visit with the Miller family on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 5:00 p.m. at the Black Oak Baptist Church with Bro. Kyle Keeton, Bro. Jeremy Burke, and Bro. Bradley Kidd officiating. Music will be provided by the Black Oak Church Choir, Steve Lambert, and Christel Boyatt.
Committal service will follow in the Miller Family Cemetery in the Black Oak Community. Pallbearers will be: Logan Miller, Eric Smith, Jacob Billinsley, Jason Miller, Mark Miller, Wyatt Miller, Dylan West, and Brandon Miller.
West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of Lillard Miller.