Judge Robert Allen "Bob" Miller

January 9, 1954 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 64)

Judge Robert Allen “Bob” Miller, 64, of Brandenburg, KY, a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend passed away peacefully at his home on September 17, 2018. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, Jan 9, 1954, the third son of the late Charles Kimble “C. K.” Miller and Virginia Haynes Allen Miller. The family lived on a farm in Paradise Bottom, Meade County, for most of his childhood, and it was a place he cherished throughout his life.

He is survived by his children Matthew (Brittani) Miller, Allyn (Brandon) Zilka, and Emily (B. J.) Rhodes; grandchildren Kendall Green, Emma Miller, Nadia and Robert James Zilka, as well as brothers Charles Kimble “Kim” Miller, Jr., and Thomas Henry “Tom” Miller (Yvonne); sisters Betty Boyd Barger (Ron) and Martha Miles Schuler (Don); and cousins Phil McNeely (Linda), Mark Miller (Marianne), Scott Miller (Kimberly), Keith Miller (Renee), Jon Kitchen, and Dawn Miller Moscoe (Raymond), and uncle, Edward O’Neal “Neal” Miller (June). He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Margaret Shacklette Miller, who passed in May 2012. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved and enjoyed.

He graduated valedictorian of Meade County High School in 1972 and was awarded the L. H. Powell Medal. He loved to play Greenwave basketball, ran cross country, and played cornet in the marching band He graduated with honors from Centre College in 1978 and went on to law school at the University of Kentucky. After obtaining his law license, he returned to Brandenburg to begin his career in the law offices of Wade Richardson. He was Brandenburg’s City Attorney for many years, and County Attorney from 1986-January 1999 and Kentucky’s 46th Circuit Court Judge from January 1999 until his passing. He also served as assistant Master Commissioner from the late 1980’s until 1994.

Bob was a devoted family man and doted on his children and grandchildren. They were his life. He tenderly attended to his mother in the last years of her life, often bringing her home-cooked meals and spending weekends by her side.

He was a life-long member of First Baptist Church, Brandenburg, where he taught adult Sunday School for many years. He was known to often express his love of the Lord and his faith in the promises of God. He was an active member of the local Rotary Club for many years and believed in serving others.

Doe Valley was Bob’s home for over 25 years, and he enjoyed wonderful, happy hours on the golf course and lake there, spending time with his family and friends. He also loved to travel when time allowed and loved music and beauty. Great nieces and nephews will never forget their golf cart rides with “Uncle Bob” at the annual Keith and Renee Miller 4th of July parties, where he would wear his “flag shirt” and patiently give the little ones rides around the neighborhood.

Bob once said, “The good Lord has taken a lot away from me in my lifetime, but He’s let me keep my sense of humor, and as long as I have that, I can get through anything.” Like his father before him, Bob had a big, beautiful smile and booming voice and loved to tease and tell jokes and make people laugh. Even after a devastating stroke in April 2018 that left him with serious mobility issues, he never stopped smiling, talking, and telling his jokes and stories, and he never stopped bringing smiles to others. He was brave and tough, smart and good, and showed his family what true courage is. He leaves a lasting legacy of loving memories framed by his family love and selfless devotion.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at First Baptist Church, 149 Lawrence Street, Brandenburg, KY, with Rev. Sherman Ramsey officiating. Visitation will be held at Hager Funeral Home from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM on Friday, September 21, 2018. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Meade County Angel Tree Ministry, P.O. Box 643, Brandenburg, KY 40108.

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