Kim Miller

Obituary of Kim Irving Miller

Kim Irving Miller, 86, of Boone, NC, passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2022. Kim was born July 26, 1936, in Boone, NC to Lorenzo Austin Miller and Leta Essie Reed Miller. He grew up in Boone, graduating from Appalachian High School in 1954. Kim continued his education at Appalachian State Teachers' College graduating with a BS degree in Science in 1958. He then attended Purdue University where he received a MS in 1961 and a PhD in 1964. Kim taught botany and other biological sciences at several universities, ending his career at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. He taught for over 30 years at JU, serving as Department Head of Science and Mathematics for 12 of those years. In retirement, Kim found enjoyment and relaxation in wood working and other media and developed his passion for working with gourds, He exhibited his work at numerous craft fairs in several states and spent several years at the Watauga County Farmers Market where he met many people, some of whom became very close friends. Kim is survived by his wife Judy of 49 years, daughter Laura Goodman, son in law Eric Goodman and grandsons Philip, Henry, and Andrew Regalado. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Austin and Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Miller family.
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