Dr. Warren Calhoun Miller, known to all as "Rocky" lost his battle with cancer on the fourth of April 2018.
Rocky was born on June 14, 1942, in Houston, Texas to Colonel Warren Miller and Katherine Calhoun. He spent his formative years living on various military installations with his parents. From an early age, he knew that he wanted to become a physician. His fifty-plus year medical career began at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, followed by an internship at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital, San Antonio, Internal Medicine Residency at USAF Medical Center Keesler, Biloxi, Mississippi, and Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
Teaching was his first love, and in 1973 he was appointed Professor and Director of the Pulmonary Division, University of Texas Medical School of Houston. He held this position until 1981, when he moved to the Clear Lake Area and founded the Bay Area Pulmonary Associates of Webster, Texas. This began a 37-year relationship with a hospital, fellow physicians, nurses and technicians whom he cared for deeply, and with whom he shared his knowledge of medicine and life in general.
While serving his residency at Keesler, Rocky met Lynn, his wife of 49 years. He is survived by her and their one child, Tonia Kay, of whom he was very proud.
In addition to medicine, Rocky had many passions. He loved flying and got his pilot's license at age 16. He was also an avid sailor, hunter, and fisherman. Over the years the many friends who joined him in these activities became more than friends – they were family, his brothers, his sons, daughters, and grandchildren. Their names are too numerous to mention, but they know who they are and that he loved them all. Their support during his final days was of great comfort to the family.
The family would like to thank his physicians, Dr. Sue McClure, Dr. Mahmood Dweik, and Dr. Manish Rungta, as well as the ICU staff at the Clear Lake Regional Hospital, whose care for him helped ease his passing.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Houston Yacht Club at 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 6. Friends are invited to come and share their memories.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
- Seabrook Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 869
Seabrook TX 77586
- or to your preferred charity in his honor.
Published in Houston Chronicle on April 8, 2018.