Blue "Blueman" Miller

Departed on August 11, 2018 and resided in Franklin, Tennessee

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Blue Miller
William Frederick Mueller

On Saturday, August 11, Blue was rescued from his earthly trials and tribulations and passed into the arms of our Lord and Savior.
He was born in Detroit,Michigan to William and Shirley Mueller and is survived by his wife Beth, daughter Leigha Brandon and husband Keith, sisters Judy Anderson and husband Ray, Nancy Keves, Patti-“Hey Kid” Gallagher and husband Art, and brother Jim Mueller and wife Linda, sisters and brothers in-law, Carol Price, Katie and Allen Snider, Bill Hamilton and Seretha Brooks, numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins, and those throughout his life who have staked their claims to be family.

Blue started his illustrious and prestigious musical career at an early age and “hit the road” at age 16, with a permission slip from his parents. He has performed with, produced, and recorded numerous artists around the world, also stepping out to front his own band or to perform solo, and his career, his life, was so noted with accolades, awards, and much respect and love. Blue never met a stranger. He loved everyone he met, and if he met you once, he’d remember you. He was a gentleman. He was humble and shy, until he stepped on stage or in the studio where he ruled.
He was an extraordinaire guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, able to put on paper and then deliver words and music straight from his heart to yours. “The best, the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched...they must be felt with the heart”.

His legacy is not only to be remembered for his amazing talent but to be remembered for the kind and gentle and helping soul who deeply touched everyone who had the opportunity to cross his path. He was a gift.

He will be laid to rest in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville on Saturday August 18.
Visitation will be Friday August 17, 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday August 18, 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Service will be 2:00pm Saturday with Pastor Rusty Trotter officiating.
Internment immediately following in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

Blueman, know that the love and care you gave to everyone in your life will sustain them. You will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hunter Worley Foundation in Chattanooga, TN, 37401

13 Comments to Blue "Blueman" Miller

  1. Billy Lee
    August 12, 2018 11:07 pm

    There’s a huge home in my heart from Blues passing. A hole that could never be filled by anyone else

  2. Mark Townsley
    August 13, 2018 8:26 am

    My heart is saddened by the news off Bill’s/ Blue’s passing! A friend from the cottage, a Great Musician, Song Writer, Producer and a wonderful person! Bill touched the life of everyone that knew him and crossed his path! Bill’s legacy will live on forever and we are blessed to have known him! We are all better people because of him!
    To Bills Family: Our Prayers & Love are with you and may you have peace as you go through this difficult time!

    The Townsley Family

  3. Diane Lovelace
    August 13, 2018 7:12 pm

    Such sadness and love, being experienced and expressed by everyone, is a tribute in itself to an amazing man’s life. Sure, as a fabulous musician, he reigned, but, his love and respect for everyone he met and worked with, tells volumes about how he was raised and stuck by those standards throughout his life. We have been so proud to be his “groupie” family throughout his life! We love and are missing you already, cuz……..RIP, now.

  4. Bill Myers
    August 14, 2018 12:55 am

    from Jayne’s uncle Pete McDonnell in Zagreb, Croatia:
    “really sorry to hear this news. Spent maybe only four or five hours in his and his wife’s company but that evening in the Bluebird was the gem on my US travels. The guy’s a fixture in my memory, for his kindness at picking up a complete stranger and taking me to what must be one of the coolest clubs I’ve ever walked into, and for his humbleness when I was asking him about Nashville and what he’d done. The word “gentleman” always comes to mind when I think of that evening.

  5. Linda Latsha
    August 14, 2018 5:01 pm

    To Beth and Family , my deepest condolences on your loss. Fly High Blue !!!

  6. Dana Kahan
    August 15, 2018 7:31 pm

    We were lucky enough to have Blue in our lives and we are better humans for it. I will miss his laugh and generosity the most. Beth – we are always here for you. Love to you and your family.

  7. Dolly Doherty
    August 17, 2018 1:09 pm

    When my husband and I visited Blue in his studio this past December the biggest takeaway was his comment that there never was a plan B for his life-it was music first, last, and always. What a legacy of music he has left us all. I have many special memories of him since high school, his solo sets at a local Holiday Inn, and then his career all over the world. I feel blessed to have known him. Heaven has received a wonderful gift.

  8. Tom Roberts
    August 17, 2018 8:29 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Beth and Blue’s family. Blue was such a kind, gentle soul. A wonderful man. So sad to hear this news. We will miss him. Rest In Peace, Blue. With love, Tom and Janet Roberts

  9. Ron and Dorothy Terry
    August 18, 2018 12:08 pm

    Beth and family I pray for peace and comfort during this sad time….Ron and I feel very honored to have known you and Blue…you made us always feel welcomed at your home/studio…God has gained the most special angel today and we will always hear him playing and singing from above.He has made a huge footprint on many..many know him was to love him..and to remember him always..Love always Ron and Dorothy.

  10. Melinda
    August 18, 2018 8:36 pm

    My sympathy to the family of Blue Miller. I knew him as Billy Mueller and he was always kind to me in the days of the Lake Erie cottages. His music will give you comfort, knowing he lived a rich life.

  11. Steven Derouin
    August 19, 2018 11:50 am

    My condolences go out to the entire Mueller Family during this most difficult time. I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill/Blue personally, but as a musician from Michigan, my first experience with hearing this extraordinary talent was one that stayed with me as I followed his career. I recall going to see “Julia” and seeing them perform live on numerous occasions… This was in the early “Badfinger” days when they actually were covering some of their material, our group was blown away. I recall them performing Suite Judy Blue Eyes & Alvin Lee’s “Going Home… He was so good on so many levels. We went to see him when he was backing up Bob Seger, & when he was doing stuff out at the Holiday Inn. Amazing Talent! I believe the first playing of “No Place Like Home” was on WRIF, It was so powerful! Not surprised that “What Are You Waiting For” was used for the video memorial, great tune with an even more powerful vocal arrangement delivered by Bill. I could go on & on with how much of an influence Bill/Blue had on myself & other close musician friends but thought I’d take a moment, share & let it be known how hearts were touched even without having ever met him personally. He will be missed by many. God Bless this family.

  12. Sue Dison Halley
    August 19, 2018 2:52 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Beth and her daughter. I know her as Betty as she is my cousin. I regret not getting to meet Blue but, I remember when he played in Taylor, MI at the Holiday Inn many years ago. I know your heart is crushed and hurting but he is in the hands of God and no pain. He is in great company with your Mom, Dad, Ricky and Buster (Mel). I am so very very sorry Betty from the bottom of my heart. I know nothing fills the void in your life and heart now, but please know I am here if I ever can do anything at all for you. Sending love and prayers to you always – your cousin Peanut (Sue Dison Halley)

  13. Tania Briffa
    August 23, 2018 1:18 am

    So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform a few times with the Gibson-Miller Band,in Texas, and he was such a nice man! My condolence to all his family and friends, and may your happy memories of Bill bring you comfort. Rest easy Blue!

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