John Michael Miller, Jr. (6)
The Rev. Dr. John Michael Miller, Jr., age 81, of Marietta died at home Tuesday, July 7, 2015. "Dr. Mike" graduated from the Naval Academy in 1956 and served on the destroyer Irwin and the Spinax and John Marshall submarines. Following a call to the ministry, Mike enrolled at Boston University School of Theology in 1964 and earned his PhD in Old Testament Studies in 1971. He pastored United Methodist Churches in Massachusetts and Illinois. In 1978 he joined the faculty of the School of Theology at Oral Roberts University, serving as dean 1984-85. In 1989 Mike and Dolores moved to Roswell, GA where he served as minister of education at Roswell UMC. He retired in 1998 to spend time writing, travelling and serving in the mission field in Kazakhstan and Ethiopia. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Dolores Quartz Miller, daughter Ruth Ellen Miller Elsbree and husband, Dr. James Elsbree (Marietta, GA), daughter Jeanette Miller Mausolf (Kansas City, MO). Mike is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter: Meghann Mausolf Davidson (Bryan) and Eliza Jane Davidson (Moorhead, MN); LT Kayleen Ellen Elsbree (USN); LT J. Michael Elsbree (USN); Staff Sgt Jarold O'Dean Mausolf, Jr. (USAF); Stephen Phillip Elsbree (Marietta, GA); 2Lt Teresa Jeanette Elsbree (USAF); Joseph William Mausolf (Ft. Collins, CO); Connor Patrick Elsbree (Bremerton, WA). A memorial service will be held Friday, July 10 at 11 AM at Roswell United Methodist Church. For information contact the church at 770-993-6218. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 9, 2015.