Passed: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Funeral: Friday, November 9, 2012
Ian Muller, a local businessman and former Riverside High School football coach, died Saturday. He was 41.
Muller, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, grew up in St. Louis, Mo. He moved with his family to Greer about six years ago.
He owned and operated Carolina Coffee Roasters on the Parkway near Pelham Road and was formerly an offensive line coach at Riverside.
Before moving to the area, Muller worked at the General Electric Leadership Career Center in Mt. Vernon, Ind., where he was also an assistant football coach at Mt. Vernon High School.
After a standout high school football career in St. Louis, Muller accepted scholarships and played for Mesa (Ariz.) Community College and Western Illinois University, where he received undergraduate degrees. He earned a master's degree at Illinois State University.
Muller is survived by his wife, Michelle; a son, Ian Tyler, 15, and Alicia Marie, 13, of Greer. Also, his mother, Kathryn Frazier and father, Alan Frazier of St. Louis; and brothers Ace Frazier of Greenville, and Sky Frazier of Greer.
A "Celebration of Ian Muller's Life" is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Riverside High School football field.
The family has invited everyone ? friends, students and customers ? who would like to join in the celebration to wear the colors of their favorite sports teams.
In lieu of flowers or other memorials, the family has requested that contributions be made to Ian Muller, The Gentle Giant Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.