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davidmil 12-25-2013 12:35 PM

Update on David Miller (davidmil user ID)
Hi everyone,

This is David's son, Dixon. My dad passed away this morning, and he asked me to update people on this forum when the time came. The friendships and connections he made on this forum meant a lot to him. He loved bowhunting, and loved being part of this community - even though in recent months he probably posted less and less as his health declined. Apologies if I posted this in the wrong part of the forum.

I just posted the following update to his facebook page, but wanted to copy it here too. If you need to contact me for any reason, my email is [email protected].

On behalf of my wonderful dad David Miller and our family, Happy Holidays to you all, best wishes and happy hunting in 2014.
(I'm sure he would have wanted me to add that last part:))

- Dixon

This morning my dad David Miller finally passed away after a long illness. Great man, father, brother, husband, friend and veteran. My wife Vanessa and I arrived at his house in NY last night and spent the evening with him talking at times, helping him and just spending time together. He was very weak, but we all stayed up until 1:30 as I think none of us wanted it to end. I checked on him a few times during the night, but when we finally got out of bed this morning at 9:30 he had passed. He held on until we could get here, and we did spend a couple hours of Christmas together, which we'll be forever thankful for. Last night we said we loved each other, he looked through some old photos of him as a kid and the last thing we discussed was his plans to be buried in Americus, GA with his wife and my mom Beth. He did everything he needed to do, and he was finally ready to let go. Sad to see a great man pass, especially today. But the outpouring he and we've received via email, phone, Facebook, Christmas cards and more all serve as testament to the man he was and how loved he was. He was my hero and a hero to many more. I love you dad...we all love you. To everyone on this holiday, enjoy it and the time with your family and friends. Merry Christmas!

sachiko 12-25-2013 01:14 PM

Thank you Dixon, for taking the time to let us know.

Mr. Miller was certainly a hero to me and he will be greatly missed here.

May his body now rest and may his spirit be with us.

dprsdhunter 12-25-2013 01:39 PM

Sorry to hear of his passing. He surely was one of kind and will be missed

Im glad you posted this for us all to know . Also glad you were able to be there with him.

thundermug 12-25-2013 01:40 PM

Sad day today....:s14:

Phil from Maine 12-25-2013 01:50 PM

A very sad day indeed! Thanks Dixon for the update.. He was a well liked man.. Rest In peace David you have been missed but your memories will last a lifetime..

DJfan 12-25-2013 02:09 PM

Sorry for your loss. I am very glad to hear how you spent the last few hours together.

God bless you and yours.

dprsdhunter 12-25-2013 02:18 PM

Originally Posted by thundermug (Post 4111114)
Sad day today....:s14:

Yes it is thundermug but Im sure david would kick all our butts for being sad.

A sad day here but Im sure there is one heck of a good time going on in heaven
I believe David lived life to its fullest , He should be an inspiration to all of us to do the same
Rest in peace David........Thanks for your service and thanks for all the good times and laughs here on HNI

AF Hunter 12-25-2013 02:20 PM

Dixon, so sorry for your family's loss. David was a patriot, a good father, and a great friend. We pray for your family's peace in the time to come and ask that you take solace in knowing David is no longer bound by the pain of this world and is now with your mother in a far better place.

ButchA 12-25-2013 03:05 PM

I read that on Facebook. Such a sad time to pass away - especially on Christmas. David Miller will always be a real hero to many of us on here. He will be greatly missed! :cry: :(

mr4pt 12-25-2013 05:09 PM

David belongs on the Mt Rushmore of HNI Off Season. Without him this place would have never been great. I never got the chance to meet him but we had some good talks. I feel like I lost a great friend. It's a sad time.

PS - He DID know Jack

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