Lowell Frank Miller, 95, of Melbourne, FL, passed away at home from natural causes, Saturday, November 4, 2023. He was born in Fountain City (Knoxville) TN. on December 18, 1927. He attended Central High School in Knoxville and was a member of the football team. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1948. He was called to active duty in 1952 and served aboard the USS Gilbert Islands and USS Shangri La. He received the National Defense Service Medal and an honorable discharge in 1954. He then went to work for Southern Bell as a telephone lineman and later for AT&T as a PBX Installer Technician for 39 yrs. He then started ELM Communications with his wife Eleanor and worked in telecommunications for 10 years before retiring.
With a servant's heart, he served as a church deacon and delivered audio book reading devices to the visually impaired as a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He is a past member of the Lions Club of Knoxville. He has been a member of Suntree United Methodist Church since 2006.
Lowell and his wife Eleanor moved to Melbourne in 1964 to raise their family. His favorite pastimes were fishing, gardening, bird watching, travel, cooking, movies and enjoying the company of his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie B. Harper Miller and John F. Miller. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Robert Miller, Theda Miller Cate and Juanita Miller Lynch. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 68 yrs. Eleanor L. Barnes Miller. He is also survived by his children, Lowell Mark Miller, Jennifer Miller Rider, Timothy L. Miller, Martin S. Miller along with son-in-law James Rider and daughter in law, Laurie Freeman. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren, to whom he was affectionately known as "Poppi". They are Lindsay M. Miller, Christopher M. Miller and his fiancé Richelle, Caroline J. Miller, Clayton R. Rider and his wife Marissa, Colin J. Rider, Amy M. Rider, Riley N. Miller and Logan T. Miller.
A memorial service will be held at Suntree United Methodist Church 7400 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne FL., on Friday November 10 at 11 am, followed by a graveside ceremony at Florida Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or charity of your choice.