James Losh "Jim" Miles (1944 - 2018)

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James "Jim" Losh Miles, 74, of Concord, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at CHS Northeast.
Jim was born May 21, 1944 in Lebanon to the late James Ruben Miles and Onie Settles. In high school, he was the undefeated state wrestling champion in Kentucky, and he played football and baseball. Jim went on to play football at the University of Kentucky, both offensive center and defensive linebacker. His senior year, he was recruited by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Redskins, but he decided to go to work for IBM. Jim played softball for several teams in Kentucky and was later voted into the National Softball Association's Hall of Fame. In Lexington, Jim was employed with IBM for 30 years. He was president of the IBM Club in 1969. Jim and family then relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was manager of international shipping and receiving. He retired from IBM after 30 years. Jim later was employed by Solectron and Flextonics and retired a second time in 1997. Both Jim and Fran are members of St. James Catholic Church.
He was also preceded in death by: his sisters, Mary Catherine Bright and infant, Ruby Ann Miles.
Survivors include: his wife, Frances Livers Miles; children, Julie Miles and David Miles; grandchildren, Amanda and Gregory Hoffman, and Brooklyn, Jaylyn, and JJ Miles; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 139 Manor Avenue SW, Concord, North Carolina, with burial at St. James Cemetery and a celebration brunch at St. James Parish Hall. Father Jerome Chavarria C.S.s.R. will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday ,Sept. 21, at Wilkinson Funeral Home, 100 Branchview Drive NE, with a prayer service beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. James the Greater Catholic Church for Masses to be said for Jim.
Condolences may be sent to www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Sept. 26, 2018