David E. Miles, 81, passed away Saturday November 20, 2021, at Hospice Savannah.
Mr. Miles was born November 23, 1939, in Jeff Davis County. After graduating from Jeff Davis High School, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he worked in retail for several years before his love for helping grieving families, led him to employment at Peeples Funeral Home in Jacksonville. He later returned to Hazlehurst, Georgia at the request of his father, Robert Miles, to join the family business, Miles Funeral Home.
After working at the family business for 19 years, David and his wife, Louise, a licensed funeral director, purchased Strickland-Bass Funeral Home in Baxley, Georgia and changed the name to David E. Miles Funeral Home. David and Louise serviced the people of Baxley for many years before retiring to Savannah.
David was a 1975 graduate of Gupton Jones Mortuary School in Atlanta and was a member of the honorary mortuary science fraternity Pi Sigma ETA. He was a member of and served as a deacon of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Miles and Maybelle Rogers and a granddaughter, Loraine Womble.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Louise Miles of Savannah; 2 daughters, Teri Bell (Steve) of Savannah, and Maria Miles (Russell) of Midway; 6 Grandchildren, Larry Summerlin (Jenny) of Canton, Jeremiah Womble (Ameigh) of Statesboro, Shane Bookhardt (Anna) of Rincon, Megan King (Joel) of Hazlehurst, Amiee’ Green ( Troy) of Hazlehurst, and Hannah Bookhardt of Savannah; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 Sister, Virginia McEachin of Hazlehurst, several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from the Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rick Brown and the Reverend Robert Wigley officiating.
Interment followed in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Monday evening from 6 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Active Pallbearers were Larry Summerlin, Shane Bookhardt, Jeremiah Womble, Lamar Carter, John Lawrence, and Jim Lawrence.
Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance.
Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory was honored to serve the family of Mr. David E. Miles.