Christopher Douglas Miller M.D.

christopher miller

May 8, 1968 ~ January 18, 2023

Born in: Point Pleasant, WV
Resided in: Leicester, NC

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, Christopher Douglas Miller, loving husband, physician, family member and friend, passed away at the age of 54.

Christopher was born in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, on May 8, 1968, to Douglas and Carolyn (Gauntz) Miller. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He received his medical doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his internship and his residency in internal medicine at the University of West Virginia Hospitals in 1998, and his endocrinology fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine in 2001. Christopher practiced as an endocrinologist at Bond Clinic, Winter Haven, from 2003 to 2020, when he retired after seventeen years of service.

On January 5, 2001, he met his husband, Charles Robert (CR) Junkins, in Atlanta, Georgia, and on October 29, 2015, they were married in Winter Haven, Florida. Christopher became a highly skilled photographer and photo-editor, and after his retirement to Leicester, North Carolina, he discovered a love of gardening, especially flowers. Dahlias, hostas and cosmos quickly became his favorite plants. He will always be remembered for his mischievous grin, his dry humor, and his unashamed love of Dr. Who, Star Wars, and The Phantom of the Opera.

Christopher was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn. He is survived by his father, Douglas E. Miller, his husband, CR Junkins, his sister, Sirena Miller Lambert, his brother, Todd Miller, his nieces, Hannah Wissler and Rachel (Wissler) Frazier, his nephew Daniel Wissler, and his great niece, Kolbie Frazier, and countless devoted friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 532 Avenue M NW, Winter Haven, Florida, at 10:00 a.m. A second memorial service will be held in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to either the American Cancer Society or the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Such a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with him. My prayers go out to his husband CR and all the family.

  2. My thoughts and love are with CR and the rest of Chris’ family. He was a wonderful light in this world, and he touched so many people’s lives.

  3. My thoughts and heartfelt condolences to his family and husband CR. He was an amazingly generous and caring man. His loss is definitely felt. He will be missed. I absolutely loved working with him.

  4. My deepest condolences to CR and the rest of the family. It was a pleasure working with Dr. Miller and I will always cherished every memory and conversation that we have. Rest in peace Dr.Miller and thank you for everything.

  5. Thank you, Dr. Miller, for saving my life as a young woman in an endocrine crisis. Your compassion and ability to listen to me made all the difference. I will remember you as an exceptional doctor who took care of me in my time of need.

  6. My thoughts & heartfelt condolences go out to Uncle Doug, Sirena, Todd & the rest of the family, especially CR. May Christopher rest in peace.

  7. Prayers for CR and all the Miller family for comfort and strength during this difficult time. My heart is heavy especially for Uncle Doug.

  8. Heaven has gained an amazing caring man and great doctor. Dr Miller you will be missed!! Until we meet again my sweet friend ❤️‍🩹

  9. CR –
    It was a blessing to cross both of your paths in life, and I know that you are surrounded by people who love you and will be there for you. Please count us among them!
    Kristin and Lonnie Smith

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