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August 22, 1932 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 87)


Carl “Fat Arms” Miller-Messer, age 87, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Middlesboro ARH Hospital.

Carl was born in Harlan County, Kentucky, on August 22, 1932, to the late Nelson Messer and Susetta (Griffith) Miller.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Bill and Betty Messer.

Surviving family include his guardian “angel” Angela and Jason Abbott of Middlesboro, a special sister, Caitlin (and Holden) North and the guardian’s parents: Mossie Miller and Charlotte and Winford Abbott and the family dog, Comet.

Carl was a member of the Stoney Fork Pentecostal Church.  He loved being outdoors, going to church, working puzzles and coloring activities.  Anyone who knew Carl loved him.  He will be greatly missed.

Graveside funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the Keith-Morrow Cemetery of the Day Ridge Community in Whitley City, Kentucky.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Graveside Service
September 24, 2019

4:00 PM

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