MOUNT PLEASANT – Jan Michael Miller, 78, of Mount Pleasant, entered into eternal rest with his family by his side on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. He was born on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1938, in Columbia to the late Mrs. Rubie Rikard Miller and the late Mr. Harvey Thomas Miller. Jan attended McColl High School and graduated from Laurenburg High School in North Carolina in 1956. He ran track and played football while in high school. He attended Newberry College from 1957-1960 where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. Upon graduating, Jan proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from July 13, 1961, to July 12, 1965. He was stationed at Yokota Air Base, Fussa, Japan, and Westover Air Base, Chicopee Falls, Mass. After an honorable discharge, Jan had a distinguished career in data processing, systems design and systems implementation that began in 1965 with Springs Mills in Lancaster, and led to electronic data systems in Atlanta, C&S Systems in Columbia and finally National Bank of South Carolina in Sumter, where he served as operations manager before retiring in 1997. Jan enjoyed domestic and international travel with his wife and family. His favorite destination was Istanbul, Turkey. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes, shooting pool, water skiing, golf, running and tennis and was an avid reader. He once climbed Mount Fuji on the island of Honshu, Japan, with friends. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, leader and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Alice Starnes Miller, of Mount Pleasant; son, Michael Anthony Miller of Fort Mill; daughter, Elizabeth M. Morrison (Brad) of Mount Pleasant; sister, Martha Broach of Florence; four grandchildren, Logan, Peyton, Gabe and Abby; and many loving friends. A memorial service will be held at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.McAlister-Smith.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC (843) 884-3833.
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