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William (Bill) Bickley Miller, MD passed away on October 7, 2021 at the age of 85 in Highlands, NC. Bill was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 8, 1936, the eldest of Dr. Spencer and Helen Miller’s children.
In 1962, Bill graduated from the University of Cincinnati Medical School. That same year, he married the love of his life, Carole Ann Miller. During the early years of their marriage, Bill completed his Radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati followed by Fellowships in Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. In addition to his medical training, Bill also served his country as a Captain in the Army Reserve during the Vietnam War.
Following his medical training, Bill spent three years in private practice with his father in Portsmouth, OH before moving his family to North Palm Beach, FL. He dedicated 35 years of his career to the Radiology Department at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL. Bill proudly served as Chief of Radiology at St. Mary’s Hospital as well as joined the Radiology Department at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Bill is survived by his wife, Carole Miller and their three children, Paige Miller (Lauren Morovich), Michelle Miller Masters, and Dr. Jeffrey Miller (Anita Miller) as well as six grandchildren: PFC William Masters, Michael Masters, Megan Masters, Athan Miller, Jackson Miller and Caroline Miller. Bill is also survived by his sister, Susan Hafer, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Bill enjoyed time with his family and friends. His passion for golf was unmatched. During a round of golf or at the practice areas, Bill was always eager to ask for advice about his game as well as share tips, especially with putting. He was so proud to have played so many of the bucket list of golf courses including Augusta National, Chicago Golf Club, Kapalua Golf Course, Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and many more. One of Bill’s fondest memories was when he and his son had the privilege of playing with Tom Lehman in the 2012 Ryder Cup Captain’s Challenge at Medinah Country Club, where they finished first.
Outside of golf, Bill enjoyed listening to music, reading books, solving puzzles, travelling all over the world, supporting his favorite sports teams, and his devotion to watching movies on Netflix.
For the last 20 years, Bill and Carole enjoyed their time at their summer residence in Highlands Falls Country Club in Highlands, NC.
Bill was one of a kind and will be sorely missed by family and friends.
The family plans to host a Celebration of Life Party in Bill’s honor in the coming months with details to be provided.
If you wish to make a donation in Bill’s remembrance, memorial gifts may be made online to the First Tee at: https://firsttee.org/donate