Dr. Robert C. (Bob) Miles Ed.D

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dr. Robert C. (Bob) Miles Ed.D, 87 of Shell Knob, MO, passed away at his home on April 20, 2017.

He was born in Lebanon, South Dakota to Irving and Ida Miles. He came to Missouri at a young age. He graduated from Clever, MO High School in 1948. He attended Southwest Missouri State College, Springfield, MO, where he received his B.S. in Education; Kansas State College, Pittsburg, KS, graduate work; Drury College, Springfield, MO, where he received his Masters in Education; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR where he received his Doctorate in Education.

He taught H.S. Business in Norwood, MO, for 2 years. He taught H.S. Business and served as a Principal and Superintendent in Sheldon, MO. He was Superintendent at Forsyth, MO Schools for 5 years. He was Executive Secretary for all the School Boards Association with the University of Arkansas before returning to Missouri to serve as Superintendent at Ava, MO. He finished his educational career at Windsor, MO Schools for 14 years, retiring in 1985 and then retiring to Shell Knob, MO, enjoying his days fishing on Table Rock Lake.

He held membership is such groups as the Vernon County Teachers Association, National Education Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Missouri Association of School Administrators, American Association of School Administrators and the Phi Delta Kappa. He also served as President of the Vernon County Administrators Association, President of White River League, President of Taney County Fair Board, Chairman of the Missouri Community Betterment Program, and Chairman of Administratorsí Day, University of Arkansas. After retirement he worked as a consultant with Sammons and Buller Architectural Firm from Sedalia, MO, he owned and operated H & R Block in Cassville, MO and Shell Knob, MO. He also supervised the building of the educational wing at First Baptist Church, Shell Knob, MO. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Shell Knob, MO, where he served as a Deacon and on various committees.

He was united to his wife of 65 years in 1951, JoAnn (Tiede) Miles, who survives. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is also survived by his sister, Phyllis Arndt and husband Raymond, Neosho, MO, son, Alan Miles and wife Donna, Ludlow, MO, daughter Marinda Sandlin and husband John, and son Keith Miles and wife Dee of Springfield, MO. He is survived by 5 grandchildren and their spouses, and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Shell Knob First Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Pastor Bob Gaddis will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Clever, MO.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time Monday in the church.

Contributions may be made to Shell Knob First Baptist Church in memory of Bob.

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