REMEMBERING TUSCALOOSA COUNTY COMMISSIONER, BOBBY MILLER
TUSCALOOSA – Long-time Tuscaloosa County Commissioner Bobby Miller will be remembered for the legacy he leaves behind. Miller died Friday at the age of 75.
District Two County Commissioner Jerry Tingle said working with Miller was a great privilege.
“He’s what you call a commissioner’s commissioner,” he said. “We all marveled at what he could do because he was always taking that extra step to be helpful to everyone. There wasn’t a problem that Bobby didn’t think he couldn’t solve, he was a hard charger, really type-A personality, he was a mover and shaker in county government for all these years.”
Friends and colleagues said Miller loved his family, his children and his career. Miller won his first term on the Tuscaloosa County Commission back in 1977. He represented District 3 for 38 years. He was passionate about road maintenance, but Tingle said Miller had several passions.
“His passion, other than the commission, was serving on Tannehill Heritage Commission and Tannehill State Park,” Tingle said. “He was always serving, it was like a 24-hour day thing with him, he didn’t take many breaks.”
Miller was also a big advocate for recreational centers. Tuscaloosa County’s first rec , the Bobby Miller Activity Center, bears his name.
Tingle served with Miller for four years on County Commission, but Tingle said they’ve been friends for nearly 20 years.
“He’s going to be really missed on the County Commission and the community,” Tingle said.
Probate Judge Hardy McCollum, also spoke dearly of his childhood friend. saying Miller was a family man and one of the best commissioners.
Funeral visitation for Bobby Miller is scheduled for 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday at Valley View Baptist Church. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m.