Fred Earl Miley, 63, Hernando, died at home Aug. 18, 2013. A native of Citrus County, he was born June 27, 1950, to the late Lawrence "Baker" and Daisy (Whitehead) Miley and was a lifetime resident of this area. For many years, he was a fixture at the Citrus Co. Speedway, building and racing his stockcars. He also enjoyed spending time on the water with family and friends.
Survivors include his son, Gary D. Miley and his wife, Kathie of Tampa; his brother, Franklin "Corky" Miley of Floral City; a half brother, Jackie Stevens of Gainesville; half sisters, Hazel Rutledge of Gainesville and Helen Swingruber of California; TWO grandchildren, Justin and Nicole. Fred is also survived by his former wife, Brenda Miley-Kelley; and his long time companion, Lutea Wright, both of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda Miley in 1996 and his brother, James "Manzy" Miley in 2005.
Fred's life will be celebrated at a Service of Remembrance 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 20113, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow in Stage Pond Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.