Donald A. Miller
Donald A. Miller
  • December 1, 1946 - July 21, 2017
  • Hobe Sound, Florida

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Donald Alonzo Miller

Donald spent his childhood and early teenage years growing up in Gomez, Florida. He lived on Jupiter Island with his mother, Clifford Miller, his father, Ivan Miller, both preceded him in death. Donald attended Dunbar Elementary School in Hobe Sound, and Stuart Training School in Stuart. For his junior and senior years of high school, he attended Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy, a private African-American boarding school in Camden, South Carolina. While on Mather’s basketball team, Donald claims to have played against Artis Gilmore. He graduated from Mather Academy in 1966. Donald, then attended Miami-Dade Junior College, earning an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Sciences. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1970, and stationed in Nuremberg, Germany. Donald remained in Germany after his Army stint, returning home to Gomez in 1979...

Donald was a positive, patient, joyful, and charming man who treasured his family and friends. He loved his community deeply. He was an avid, passionate fisherman. ALL of his spare time was spent fishing on Lake Okeechobee, the Indian River Intracoastal, and the surf. He also grew his own vegetables and spices. He supplied his friends and family with endless amounts of fresh fish and collard greens over the years. Donald’s kind heart will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Donald leaves to cherish his memories his brother, David (Gail), his nephew Michael (Sabra) and his beloved nephew Vincent who spent the last few months caring for him. His soul mate, Belinda, whom he married in 1984 and became step-father to Corey (Sonya) Angela (Eugene), and Tracy (Andre). Along with several other children too numerous to mention that came through their doors over the years. Although Donald married again (Anne Miller, 2007 - 2014), Belinda and Donald remained the closest of friends until the day he passed. Three special godchildren, TJ (Thomas) Elker and Morris. One very special fishing buddy “Rosie” and numerous cousins, relatives and friends.

I am at peace Family “I am gone Fishing”

As per Donald’s request in lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the

House of Hope Martin County, 2484 SE Bonita Street, Stuart, Florida 34997;

Tel #: (772) 286-4673