SOUTHERN MARYLAND — Thomas “Tommy” John Miller Jr, passed away peacefully at his home on April 30, 2020. He was born on July 8, 1964, in Baltimore, Maryland to Thomas and Zetta Miller. He was well-known in the Southern Maryland community, and his legacy lives on to this day.
Tommy graduated from La Plata High School in 1983. He later went on to work for, and retire from, the International Union of Operating Engineers, IUOE Local 77. Tommy loved the Steelers, fishing, baseball, all things outdoors, and tattoos. Everybody who knew Tommy knew that he cherished his girls and he fully embraced his role as a grandfather.
Tommy is survived by his parents Tom and Zetta Miller of Shady Spring, West Virginia, his sisters Amie (Randy) Short, Ashleigh (John) Donnelly, and his brother Travis Miller.
“We sure miss you every day,” Tommy’s mother wrote. “Life is just not the same without you.”
His passing has been hard for all who knew him, but it has been especially hard on his daughters, Merissa and Cassandra Miller.
“My dad will forever be the most kind, loving, caring man I’ve ever met,” his daughter Merissa said. “He will always be my best friend. I think about him every moment and I will never let his memory fade. I love you with all my heart.”
“There are so many great things about our dad to remember. We thank God for so many memories,” Cassandra said. “His love for his children. He could pick up a fishing pole or a baseball bat and be as in contact as we could be. But above all, his love for us family, we deeply cherished him. We miss you so much dad, I love you.”
Tommy is also survived by his step-children, William Albrittan and Victoria Bowie, his grandchildren Anthony (AJ) Hutchins, Conner, and Caleb Danielson and Haisley Richards, his nephews Logan Miller, J Snyder, Grady, and Rory Donnelly, Liam Kearney, and his nieces Brandi and Rozalyn Cooper, Regan and Charlotte Miller and Miranda and Aurora Short.
In his obituary, it was noted that Tommy would have wanted those struggling with mental illness and dependence issues to never give up hope! Find a sponsor and seek treatment.
“In memory of my brother, my first friend,” Tommy’s sister Amie wrote. “There is a spot in my heart that will never belong to anyone but you.”