David Lee Miller, 65, of Savannah, GA, died September 16, 2020.
He was born March 29, 1955, in Indianapolis, Indiana, raised by Harold and Janice Soots.
Dave joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1976 and served as part of the Search and Rescue mission for five years at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah. Graduated from Armstrong State College in 1983.
He worked at Gulfstream, GE, CRSS, and then was an entrepreneur in many technological areas. Present Day, he was a Delivery Service Provider for Amazon in Port Wentworth, where he was very proud of his many employees and their accomplishments.
Dave was one-of-a-kind, youthful, and lived life to the fullest. He was an avid kayaker and bicycler. Whether it was sailing on Lake Keowee in SC, or white water rafting in VA, he loved the outdoors and being on the water. He was a modern-day MacGyver, fixing anything that needed fixing with whatever he had around. Dave was always looking for a way to improve something and make it better. He never stopped learning something new everyday and had a vast knowledge of random information. He never met a stranger; always a jokester with the greatest sense of humor, and a contagious, boisterous laugh.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rebecca (Becki) Ashley Miller; his two daughters and their spouses, Zach and Meagan Haas, John and Amanda (Mandy) Blower. He was a proud Pop Pop to five grandchildren, Tucker (5), Caroline (3), Finley (3), Riley (8 mos), Oliver (3 wks). Brothers and Sister, Bill Miller, Ray Soots, Eva Engelmann.
His family will have a private graveside memorial on Monday, September 21st, 2020 at Bonaventure Cemetery.
He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, 1-888-249-3797.
I am sorry for your loss, and your family has been in my prayers.
- Brian Hall, Salem, VA
I am a loss of words Mr Dave was a very energetic man with a heart of gold. I will never for get you as you were my all time favorite boss. I send my condolences to Mrs Beckie and her family.
- Nicole Gariepy, pooler, GA
My heart goes out to all the family and friends.
- Phillip Humphrey, Vidalia, Georgia
Dave was absolutely one of a kind. We will definitely miss seeing him every morning wearing his signature wide brim hat, and steel toed boots, water in hand to give to us as we started our day. Becki you and your family are in our thoughts, anything ya'll need we are here for you.
- Christine and Aronde , Bloomingdale, Georgia
Our deepest sympathy to your Family in the loss of your Love One. Please know that you are in our thoughts and Prayers at this time. May the many fond memories of Dave live on!
- CLeon ad Martha hall, Salem, Va
We're going to miss everything about him. Auditing vans in the morning without him spraying out vans is too quiet, and the early morning jokes while he got a Diet Coke are already missed by drivers from every team. I'll miss the advice he shared, and the weird ways he'd tell me to fix things that actually worked. I hope for nothing but peace and comfort for the family.
- Ashden Stark, Pooler, GA.
I was shocked to learn of David’s passing. He was a character and will be missed deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with Becki and the girls!
- Lisa Witherite, Indianapolis, IN
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can ease this pain but I am definitely a better person for knowing him and am thankful for all my memories of our time together. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Xoxo
- Erin Dana, Barrington, R.I.
Prayers for your family as y’all go through this tough time. Sorry for your lose. He will be greatly missed here at Amazon
- Jenny Jonas, Bloomingdale , Ga
I and sadden to hear this news. Dave was a true warrior in the Amazon Last Mile Delivery Program. May my fellow DSP owner (Dave) Rest In Peace and my prayers go out to his loved ones, friends, employees, and DGE4
- Aubrey Campbell, Houston, Texas
I think most of us still in shock...it's hard to believe we just saw Dave the other morning running around as he usually did trying to give hand to anyone needing help, accommodating and making us all feel secure and taken care of. Dave was the best boss in my 22 year work career hands down. Knowing him just for a year made me a better person. He was an extraordinary kind caring thoughtful upbeat optimist that definitely be missed by so many. My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go to Becki and Dave's family. I was truly blessed to know him even for such a short time. I'm grateful for everything Dave did for me and many others. You will be truly missed, Dave. I know we will all work even harder now making you proud. You will forever be in my heart.
- Katya, Savannah, Ga
My heartfelt condolences to the Miller Family. Mr. Dave will be greatly missed. I will continue to lift his family and his PRME Tech employees in prayer. Rest peacefully Mr Dave, a soul that touched the lives of so many!!!
- Donna Clark, Pooler, Ga
So sorry for your loss. Pro. 3:5-6
- Tom Hoover , Robins AFB, Ga
I am just so sad to learn that Dave has passed away. I’m just in shock. Dave and I loved to aggravate each other mainly about politics. I loved Dave and will miss him terribly. Becca, Meagan and Mandy, I have been praying for you and your families. My heart is broken for all of us who knew and loved him.
- Shirley Crisler (Memom), Savannah , Georgia
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort during this time of grief. We are thinking of you and praying for your family.
- Mariel Potts, Savannah, GA
Sorry to hear of David's passing. I speak for both Eva and myself when I say that he embodied the phrase "big brother" because he was always looking out for us. He will be truly missed.
- Ray Soots , Los Angeles , CA
We have lost one of the truly good guys. A former colleage and boss, fellow sailor and long-time friend, Chieko and I loved his keen mind and boundless sense of humor, his passion for fairness, his delightful distain for any type of irrational thinking, and his unwavering dedication to reason and common sense. Our hearts go out to Becki, Meagan and Mandy. Dave, you are missed by all of us who knew you.
- Doug and Chieko French, Spartanburg, SC
Mrs.becki I’m so sorry to hear this he was a great guy and boss..Y’all are In my prayers..
- James Michael Palmer, Guyton , Ga
Becki, Meagan, and Mandy. I just heard about Dave a few minutes ago. It’s Monday evening. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. My heart hurts for you all, and hurts that we couldn’t be there with you. Our love to you all. Matt and Sandy Limbaugh
- Matt Limbaugh, Easley, SC
Becki, Meagan and Mandy - I was shocked to learn of Dave’s death. Praying for all of you and sending my love as you walk thru these days.
- Verla Bennie, Shrewsbury , MA
Mr Dave touch many of us he was one of a kind that always have his driver’s back telling jokes early in the morning putting a smile on your face before your day started I truly going to miss Mr Dave mrs Becky Im praying for you
- Demetrius Delyons, PortWentworth , Georgia
Condolensces for David's shocking departure. David was full of energy and lived a full life. Prayers for Becki and the family.
- Jeffrey Mitchell, Matthews, North Carolina
I didn't know Dave very well, but I knew that he enjoyed life and tried to make others enjoy life. I will miss the laughs he gave me every time he entered the room. My condolences go out to his family and friends. (From a co worker)
- Darvon McDonald, Rincon, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- A Private Service Will Be Held