On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Adam Coleman Miller of Soddy Daisy, TN went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ at age 30. Adam meant many things to many different people. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, son-in-law, teammate, and friend. Adam was known for his humor, loyalty, work ethic, and kind heart.
Adam was born on February 3, 1990 in Dalton, Georgia to Mike and Earny Miller. He was a member of the 2008 class of Northwest Whitfield High School. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in construction management in 2013 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. During his time at UTC, he also exceled on the football field. He was a four-year starter for the Mocs football team and went on to become one of the team captains in his senior season. Adam’s athletic accolades were wide-ranging but includedseveral extraordinary achievements such as being named second-team All-Southern Conference, two-time Capitol One Academic All-District, and two-time member of the FCS Academic All-Star Team.
Adam married Cara Holden Miller on October 22, 2016. Together they have a one-year-old daughter, Maddie Drew, and are expecting a son in October. Adam was a devoted husband, and his world revolved around his little girl, Maddie Drew. If asked, Adam would have agreed that his greatest achievement during his time on Earth was his family. Adam was a member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church. He and his family attended the Soddy Daisy Campus. Adam’s favorite hobbies were boating and camping with friends and family. He modeled what sacrificial love looks like each day, and his legacy of a faith-filled home will be carried on by his wife and children.
Adam was preceded in death by his grandfather, Earnest Dowdy. He is survived by his wife Cara, and children Maddie Drew and expectant son, parents, Mike and Earny Miller of Cohutta,GA, older brother Dean (Katie) Miller and niece and nephew Sloan and Thomas Miller of Buford, GA, father and mother-in-law, Geoff and Terry Holden, sisters-in-law, Emily (Cody) Camp and Olivia Holden, all of Hixon, TN, grandparents Betty Dowdy of Cohutta, GA, and Lt. Col. A.C. (Buddy) and Carolyn Miller of Warner Robins, GA. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A private service will be held for Adam and will be officiated by Pastor Gary Jared of Stuart Heights Baptist Church. Due to social distancing stipulations, the service will be livestreamed on the Legacy Funeral Home Facebook page at 2 pm on Sunday, May 3.
While flowers are welcome, the family also asks for any donations to go to a memorial fund created for Adam’s children.
5/5/2020- The information below was added after the campaign launched to try and expedite the transfer of the donated funds:
This GoFundMe was setup by Dean Miller, Adam's Brother. The funds will be deposited in an account that my wife and I opened for this fund. Ownership of the account will be transferred to Cara when this campaign is over. This was a shock to us all and at the time, there were more important things Cara was concerned with.
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