Submitted by his Family
Glenn Williams Miller‚ of Sterling Heights‚ Michigan‚ and Aberdeen‚ Wilmington‚ and Whispering Pines‚ North Carolina‚ was born February 17‚ 1973‚ in Mt. Clemens‚ Michigan. He is the beloved son of Debby and Jerry Miller of Whispering Pines. He passed away Friday‚ August 17‚ 2007‚ following a massive heart attack.
As a youngster‚ Glenn was a boy scout and a local baseball team member. Baseball was his favorite sport‚ and he loved to watch and play even as an adult. Glenn was always faithful to his favorite team‚ the Detroit Tigers.
Upon graduation from high school‚ he entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991. He was very proud to wear the uniform and truly had a warrior’s heart to help others. Glenn was stationed at bases throughout the U.S. and was also deployed overseas to Cuba and Okinawa‚ Japan.
After an honorable discharge from the military at Camp LeJeune‚ NC‚ Glenn decided to remain in North Carolina. He attended community college before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Glenn was very intelligent‚ a quick learner‚ deep thinker‚ and an avid reader. He studied business management‚ psychology‚ philosophy‚ and comparative religions.
He earned a college degree in psychology.
While in North Carolina‚ Glenn was the assistant manager for Pizza Hut in Aberdeen and Wilmington‚ head of security at Plantation Golf Course in Pinehurst‚ NC‚ and a Level 2 Asphalt Quality Control Lab Tech for APAC Company in Wilmington‚ NC. His great work ethic‚ honesty‚ sense of humor‚ likeable personality‚ and integrity were apparent to his employers and coworkers.
True to his nature of being a faithful member of a brotherhood‚ Glenn was inducted into St. John’s #1 Masonic Blue Lodge‚ York Rite‚ Scottish Rite‚ Sudan Shriners‚ and the Knight Masons. He successfully completed the 32nd degree. Glenn actively supported the Masonic Children’s Home and the Marine’s ‘Toys for Tots.’
Glenn’s most recent desire was to become a firefighter and a paramedic to be able to help save people’s lives. He had already earned his CDL license to be able to drive emergency vehicles. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Whispering Pines Fire Department and was a graduate of the Regional Fire Training Academy in Fayetteville‚ NC. Glenn’s sincere determination and perseverance helped him achieve his goals in life.
Glenn was a very special humble‚ loyal‚ loving man. Our hearts are truly breaking in his absence. We will never ever be the same without his sparkling blue eyes smiling at us and him giving us big hugs!!! (Jeremiah 29: 11…; 1st Peter 5:6)
As Glenn would say: ‘Semper Fi’ = ‘Always Faithful’