David Earl Miles Jr.
David Earl Miles Jr., 90, died December 22 after a period of declining health. A native of Durham, North Carolina, Earl was the son of David Earl and Mamie Couch Miles. He is survived by his loving wife, Betsy Bob Holt Miles. Earl was devoted to his children, Mary Beth (Stan) Stoudenmire, Candace Adeimy, and David (Donna) Miles. His grandchildren are Miles Stoudenmire, Laura (Robbie) Brock, Marian (Nick) Avise, William Adeimy, Camille and Leah Miles, and his great-granddaughter Harper Elizabeth Brock. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and served in the Air Force during WWII. He and his family lived in Durham, NC; Palestine, TX; and Greenville, SC, where he worked for Texize Chemicals, Inc. until his retirement.
He was a devout Christian who served at First Baptist, Greenville, SC as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and member of The Seminar Sunday School class. He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Greenville Soup Kitchen. Earl also enjoyed bridge with friends and playing golf.
Family graveside services will be held in Durham, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Crossnore School, PO Box 249, Crossnore, NC 28616 (www.crossnoreschool.org). Condolences can be mailed to Betsy Miles, 12200 Arbor Terrace, Crabapple Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004.
Published in The Greenville News on Dec. 29, 2013