Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cecil E. Miles, 79, of Rose, Okla., formerly of Washburn, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Hillcrest Hospital, Claremore, Okla.

He was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Pettigrew, Ark., the son of Carroll and Bessie (Smith) Miles, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two daughters, Julie Billington and Debbie Miles and three brothers, James, Fredrick and Charles Miles.

Survivors include; one daughter, Celia Miles, of Missouri; one brother, Mike Miles, of Washburn; three sisters, Eleanor Mitchell, of Washburn, Barbara Ruark, of Washburn and Kathleen Carr, of Rose, Okla.; grandchildren; and great- grandchildren.

He grew up and received his education at Washburn. He joined the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1972, as senior master sergeant. After his retirement, he returned to Washburn before entering the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. Eight years ago, he moved to Oklahoma Veterans Center in Claremore, Okla., to be near his sister, Kathleen.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Jim Erwin conducted the services. Burial, with military honors, was at Roller Cemetery, Washburn.

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