Sam Allan Miller, 79, of Greeneville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, January 5th at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Born to Paul and Mona Miller, Sam was raised in LaFollette, Tennesse where he graduated in 1960. He loved to tell people that at 5'8" and 175lbs, he was an intimidating offensive lineman for the Owls. Sam then attended the University of Tennessee, where he was a part of the Air National Guard, a proud member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and graduated in accounting. After UT, he worked primarily for Magnavox, Greene County Bank, and in 1989 became the president of Consumer Credit Union. He remained president of CCU for over 30 years, during which he was proud to increase their business assets nearly 2000% while helping individuals in Greene County and East Tennessee financially achieve dreams. During his approximately 50 years in Greeneville, he became a local civic leader, serving on numerous boards and societies, including the Kiwanis Club, Greene County Heritage Trust, Greene County Partnership, Takoma Hospital Foundation, Walters State Community College Foundation, and the Greenville Light and Power Board. Sam was a long-time member of both First Baptist Church and Link Hills Country Club, but you probably couldn't tell from his swing. His biggest hobbies typically revolved around UT sports, and he would rarely miss a game unless it couldn't be helped. Sam was a UT football season ticket holder for approximately 50 years, rain or shine, and he followed them frequently on the road. \n\nSam raised three boys and loved them unconditionally. Every day he instilled honor, integrity, compassion, and a love of God and our country in them. His favorite saying was "It's a great day to be an American," and this was reflected by installing the largest flag he could find to fly above CCU. \n\nSam was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mona Miller;and his (crazy but hilarious) brother, Dan B. Miller. He is survived by his sons Sean Miller, Bob Elder, and Chris Shaver and daughters-in-law Sharon Elder and Alysia Shaver. He was known as "Pop" or "Pop-Pop" to the grand-kids Jordan and Katie Elder, Jonathan, Wilson, and Abigail Shaver, and two great- grandchildren Jackson and Josie all of which he loved tremendously. \n\nReceiving of friends and family will be on Tuesday, January 17th from 3-6 at First Baptist Church Greeneville, TN followed by a funeral service with the Reverend Dr. David Greene officiating. Graveside service will be Wednesday, January 18th at 3:00 at Lynn Hurst Cemetery Knoxville, TN. Family and friends are asked to arrive at the cemetery at 2:45pm.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or placed in your kid's or grand-kids' 529 college funds (he would like that).\n\nJeffers Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.