Kenneth Young Miller

Published 4:00 pm Friday, January 11, 2019

Kenneth Young Miller, 71, of Clemmons, formerly of Salisbury, died surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston Salem.

Born on Dec. 13, 1947, he was a son of the late John Albert Miller and Isabelle Young Miller.

Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Linda Valerie Crowe Miller; son, Andrew Alan Miller and wife Grete of Granville, N.Y.; a daughter, Valerie Lynn Miller Murphy and husband Brian of Clemmons; 3 grandchildren, Dylan Miller, Katelyn Murphy and Greyson Murphy; brother, Charles David Miller and wife Bonnie of Advance; and brother-in-law, Howard Crowe and wife Linda of Albemarle.

He loved his Lord and was a reader of the Bible. He was a member of the Gold Hill United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jerry W. Miller and John A. Miller III.

He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hiking trails on the family farm in Davie County where he grew up. He also enjoyed playing golf and made a hole-in-one at Pudding Ridge Golf Course in Mocksville in 2005. He graduated from Davie High School in 1966 and was an honor graduate of N.C. State University in Raleigh, earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He also studied engineering management at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. and Wake Forest University. He worked at Ingersoll Rand’s Portable Air Compressor Division in Mocksville as an engineering consultant for the Air Solutions Group. His profession took him all over the United States and abroad including Europe, the Czech Republic and China. He worked with the military and government on numerous projects. He was granted four U.S. Patents for his innovative designs in the field of mechanical engineering. Later, he accepted a position at Doosan Infracore International in Statesville as an engineering consultant where he stayed until his retirement in 2014. He was a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Society of Automation, American Society of Quality Control and a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at Summersett Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at Summersett Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Rennie Adcock officiating.

Memorials: Alzheimer’s Assoc. Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd, Suite 250, Charlotte, 28209.