Dr. Warren C. "Rocky" Miller
1942 - 2018
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Dr. Warren C. "Rocky" Miller
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 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, TX. 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 the Seabrook Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Seabrook,TX 77586, or to the donor's preferred charity.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 8, 2018.
Celebration of Life
01:00 PM
Houston Yacht Club
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April 17, 2018
His expertise in the field of pulmonary medicine saved countless lives. He was foundational in bringing the highest quality care to Clear Lake Hospital. He was a great friend and will be greatly missed.
Daniel Kim
April 8, 2018
An excellent physician. A very generous man.He taught me everything I know about sailing. He'll be missed by many.
Elaine Renola
April 8, 2018
You and your family are in our hearts and minds. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Please accept our most sincere condolences, just know that I am here for y'all and please don't hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.
Bejat McCracken
April 8, 2018
I and my wife share many fond memories of crewing for skipper Rocky in many sailing races. He was a great and patient skipper and teacher. We will sorely miss him.
John Thees Elyse Taylor
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