Philip D. Miller, DDS, age 68, passed away at Grant Medical Center on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. He was born in Oberlin, OH on March 8, 1949 to the late John and Betty Miller. Philip received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, OH. He worked on his P.hD. in Chemistry at Louisiana State University and graduated with his D.D.S. from The Ohio State University in 1979. He owned several dental practices from 1982-2003, when he became a chemistry professor at Columbus State Community College, and Phillips Community College until his retirement in 2008. Phil loved dentistry and helping his patients and students. He often received calls in the middle of the night from a patient in need, and would always help. Phil had a gregarious personality that would light up the room, always living by the philosophy that you should leave people feeling better than when you found them. Anyone that met him was likely told one of his infamous jokes. Perhaps equal to his passion for dentistry, and helping others, was his love of music. He was a part of the Kollegians A Capella Choir while studying at Miami, which allowed him to travel Europe singing the music he loved. He was known to pull out his 12-string Gibson at family and social gatherings to play and sing. During his college years Phil came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was actively involved in Campus Crusade for Christ. He led praise and worship at the weekly meetings and was active in sharing his passion for the Lord with others. Phil was an avid golfer, and a Buckeye through and through.
In addition to his career and interests, Phil lived for his family. He was a devoted, loving father and husband.
He is preceded in death by, his parents John E. Miller and Betty Kenyon Miller, his brothers, Scott Miller and Gary Miller, and his niece Ava Marie Miller.
Philip is survived by, his wife, Dani D. Miller, his daughter, Kristi J. Miller, his sons, Dana A. Miller and Zachary P. Miller, and his grandsons, Jaksen C. Shier, Xavi D. Miller and Trajan M. Miller.
The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday, August 12, 2107 at Newcomer Funeral Home, N.E., 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH, 43231 where the funeral service will be held following at 1:00pm. Pastor Jim Sylvester officiating. Interment at Cheshire Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Phil's honor to The International School Project: https://give.cru.org/0050925