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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 16, 2014

John Merriman Miller, 76, of Knoxville died June 12 after a brief illness. Miller graduated from Wake Forest University Law School in 1962 and spent most of his career in government service, working for the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency as a national bank examiner, deputy chief counsel and acting chief counsel, and later as deputy to the first Special Trustee for American Indians at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In 1982, he joined Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the Denver office. After retiring, Miller returned to his childhood home of Knoxville. Visitation will be June 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in Knoxville. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the University of Tennessee Legal Clinic, 1505 West Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996 or Miller's Chapel Baptist Church, Turkey Creek Rd., Tellico Plains, TN 37385. Knoxnews has more on his life.