- [S52] Miller Funeral Home, (http://www.millerfuneralhome.org).
Kent Stafford was born and raised in Maryville, Tennessee. He graduated from Maryville High School in 1971 and was a member of Maryville High School's 1970 state championship football team. He then attended East Tennessee State University on a football scholarship. He returned to Maryville and Miller Funeral Home in 1976, two years after the death of his father, T.J. Stafford, Jr., in order to help his grandmother, Veva (Mrs. W.R. Miller) in running the funeral home.
Kent earned his state funeral director's license in 1978. After the death of Mrs. Miller in 1981, he became partner with his mother, Vivian (Mrs. T.J. Stafford, Jr.) and incorporated Miller Funeral Home.