Michael Grant Miller

December 2, 2019

CHARLOTTE-  Michael Grant Miller

Mike, a resident of Charlotte most of his life, died unexpectedly December 2, 2019. He was born October 3, 1944, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mike graduated from Myers Park High School in 1962 and attended North Carolina State University where he received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from Duff-Norton Company in 2009. 

A loving husband, father, PawPaw and friend! Mike was an Eagle Scott and enjoyed his time as a Scout Master of Troop 11 . He built houses with Habitat for Humanity and in his later years tutored with Heart Math. He enjoyed Airstream camping with the Carolinas Airstream Club and his wife, completing a trip this past summer to the North East and Canada. Mike enjoyed music and the Charlotte Symphony for many years. Mike cherished his many years with the Beacon Sunday School Class at St. John’s Baptist Church and many life long friendships with fellow Charlotte natives. He also enjoyed being a member of Senior Scholars at Queens. 

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Hendren Clegg and Carr Littleton Miller; He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Beck Miller, his children, daughter, Jennifer Miller Goodson and her husband, Todd of Matthews, NC and son, Michael Grant Miller Jr., MD and his wife, Ginny of Mooresville, NC. Also surviving are grandchildren Scarlett, Melanie and Jacob Goodson, Grant, Gabe, Grayson and Griffin Miller; his brother, Andrew McEachin of Monroe and his sister Becky MacNeill and husband, Tom of Raleigh; 7 nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service in celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at St. John’s Baptist Church 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204 with the Reverend Dr. Dennis Foust officiating. A reception will follow. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road Lititz, PA 17543; Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202 to purchase animals as Mike did every Christmas with his grandchildren; Families of SMA, 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 and St. John’s Baptist Church 300 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28204.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.





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  • Ann spence

    I'm sending my love, Trish. I can only imagine how devasting this unexpected loss of your love must be.

  • John Stewart

    Mike was a great friend, mentor and confidant throughout our many years working together. Mike's engineering expertise and amazing compassion for his customers and fellow employees was unmatched. His many ideas and inventions improved our business and set new standards for our industry. I will miss him and fondly remember our days working together and our many, enjoyable lunches together in retirement. My thoughts and prayers to Trish, Jennifer and Grant.

  • Esther J Boone

    Mike was a beloved member of our deep water exercise class at Harris YMCA. He had a smile for everyone and was a joy to be around. I especially enjoyed the tidbits of information about anything and everything that Mike sometimes shared with me before or after a class. We will miss him and our thoughts and prayers are with Trisha.

  • Dan and Helen Faris

    We are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and love to Trish and family during this sad time.

  • Walter R Graham Jr MD

    Saturday, December 07, 2019,
    I am so sorry to learn of Mike's passing. I have memories of him and me playing our trumpets in the Myers Park HS band directed by Spencer Mims. I was delighted to learn that Mike enjoyed classical music as much as I do.
    I wish to express my condolences to his wife Patricia and his family. Mike was a fine fellow and clearly helped those less fortunate. He was an example to us all of the best way to lead a life.

  • Wonda Moseley Catone

    Trish, my heart hurts for you & your family. Sending you all hugs & prayers.

  • John C. Burgess

    Patricia: Very sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my thoughts and wish you all the best as you deal with this difficult time.
    John Burgess (Sedgefield Jr. High & Myers Park Hi friend 1962)

  • Dennis Guthrie

    MY Friend, My Brother in friendship rest in peace. You will be forever in my heart! Aloha

  • Caroline Myers

    What a shock to realize that this dear man, our very first baby sitter I think, has left us. Mike was such a loving son to my great friend Margaret, good, kind, smart in every way. The whole family was a blessing to many, and I cherish those memories. Love to each and every one; and the whole Myers family grieves with you while we love knowing Mike is again embraced in love.

  • Priscilla Revels

    Trisha, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't have an opportunity to meet Mike, but his beautifully written obituary describes what a wonderful and loving man he was. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and give you strength during this time.

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