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Ty Miller

Raymond F Miller

d. December 20, 2023


Raymond F. “Ty” – Kingsport, TN

Raymond F. “Ty” Miller, Kingsport, TN and formerly of Gate City, VA (1937-2023)…Husband, Father, Grandfather, Veteran, Funeral Director, Sportsman, Home Chef, Electrician, Coach, Scoutmaster, VA Guardsman, Gourmand, Award-winning Taxidermist, all around good guy and friend to many…

Died Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at the V.A. Mountain Home Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was 86.

Preceding him in death were Mother and Father, Nell and J. Fred Miller of Clinchport/Gate City, VA, son, Stacy R. Miller, and an infant daughter, Jennifer Paige Miller, all of Gate City, VA.

Ty is survived by his wife, Bettye F. Miller, of the home, sister, Ramona S. Miller, Concord, NC, son Shane Miller, Gate City, granddaughters, Isabel Miller and Emma Miller, Gate City, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, the Home Canning Staff of Fairview Community Center, and multiple bereaved restauranteurs across the greater Southeast.

Mr. Miller chose to cremate with a private committal at a future date. A service of Gratitude and Celebration of Life will be held July 25, 2024, in accord with the family’s wishes.

Thank you to everyone who reached out to his family and extended family with your support, words of encouragement, stories, kindness, and to the staff of the V.A. Medical Center, especially the Hospice for their love and care.

An online guest register is available for the Miller family at

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Raymond F. “Ty” Miller.


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