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Dr. Zachary Miller
Dr. Zachary Miller

Zachary Martin Miller was born the son of Phillip C. Miller and Sharon Ellen (Goetting) Miller on October 19, 1984, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and departed this life August 10, 2013, near Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 28 years.

He is survived by his parents, Phil Miller of Van Buren, Arkansas and Sharon Miller of Gassville, Arkansas; one sister, Jo Ellen Miller of Russellville, Arkansas; maternal grandmother, Hasseltine Goetting Coats and her husband, Warren of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Hollis and Jean Miller of Murray, Kentucky; his fiancée, Kylie Austin of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many friends, co-workers, softball and baseball teammates from Arkansas, Tennessee, and across the United States.

He was preceded in death by his beloved maternal grandfather, “Pa” Monty Goetting and uncle, Rick Dills.

Zachary graduated from Mountain Home High School in 2003 with numerous baseball honors including: All State and All Conference his junior and senior years; Arkansas Democrat Gazette All Star Team; Arkansas Coaches All Star Team and state batting average leader in 2003 with .518. He spent his summers playing Mountain Home Youth Baseball, Babe Ruth, Southern Tag and Lockeroom, and for wooden bat leagues on the East Coast.

Zachary played Division I baseball for Lipscomb University and the University of Arkansas. He was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Team in 2006 and to the SEC Academic All Conference Team in 2007. Zachary was a member of the SEC West Championship Team in 2007.

He received his undergraduate degree from Trevecca University in Nashville and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University. He worked as a physical therapist in skilled nursing facilities and in home health.

Growing up, Zachary attended College and North Church of Christ where he was baptized into Jesus Christ and was a member of the youth group. He continued his spiritual journey through his church family in Nashville.

Zachary was known for his quirky sense of humor and his ability to light up a room. He lived his life to the fullest and filled his spare time playing softball, playing lead guitar, helping others, and spending time with those he loved. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services will be Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the College & North Church of Christ in Mountain Home, Arkansas with Brother Bill Dillon officiating. Graveside Services will follow at 3:30 PM at the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Zachary Miller Memorial Fund: Benefiting East Nashville Little League Baseball – Caroline Sparrow, Scholarship Coordinator (803)-292-8816.



  1. Rosalyn Pitt
    August 14, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    I just wanted to express my condolences to Zach’s family. It has been a shock for us hearing of Zachs death. We were blessed to have known him and to have had him as our student here at TSU. I pray that you, the family, will feel God’s supporting arms supporting you at this time of loss.


  2. Natalie Housel
    August 15, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    I enjoyed serving as a teacher and mentor for Dr. Zachary Miller while he was at TSU. He kept in touch after graduation, and became a good friend and colleague. He will be remembered for his happy, carefree attitude, and compassionate spirit. Zach will be deeply missed.


  3. Ronald Barredo
    August 16, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of Zach’s passing. I have had the pleasure of teaching him in a number of DPT courses here at TSU. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.


  4. Turner
    August 17, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of your loved one. Now is the time when friends and family come together and exchange loving words of encouraging. God gives us so much encouragement through his word. “Happy are the ones who mourn, since they will be comforted.”-Matthew 5:4


  5. Danny Ponder
    August 22, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    Sharon, I am so, so sorry about Zach’s passing. I am praying for you and your family to have the comfort only God can give at this time of deep loss. What a joy to know he was such a fine Christian young man and to know you will see him again!


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