Kevin Michael Miller, 40, beautiful beacon of love, laughter and genuine kindness

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Kevin Michael Miller, of Castle Hayne, beloved son, husband, daddy, granddaddy, brother and friend, left his earthly life too soon. On Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, Kevin went home to join the angels and ride the ultimate waves with a fishing pole in hand. He was 40.

He was born Aug. 2, 1975, in Burgaw. He was the son of Joyce Byrd Kinsey and her husband, Ray and Mickey Miller and his wife, Pat.

In addition to his parents, Kevin is survived by his wife, Tiffany Johnson Miller; children, Kayla Miller Fayak (Steven Jr.), Joshua Miller (Lizzy), Hannah Shannon and Skylar Miller; grandchildren, Matthew Fayak, Nathan Fayak, Annabella Fayak and Elijah Michael Fayak; siblings, Donna Teachey Rowe (Donnie), Lorraine Teachey Orr, Kevin Teachey (Pam) and Jason Kinsey (Anna); and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Above all else, Kevin adored his family and was an awesome son, husband, daddy, granddaddy and brother. Kevin loved all of God’s nature and was happy every minute spent fishing and hunting. Kevin was a beautiful beacon of love, laughter and genuine kindness to all who crossed his path. Kevin never met a stranger and was quick to offer his smile, words of encouragement or the shirt off of his back. Once he met you, you were forever in his heart and he is yours. Kevin’s departure has left an empty place in our family and in our hearts.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Jordan’s Chapel United Methodist Church with a service to follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Alan Sasser will conduct the service. Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home.

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