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Ernest Charles Miles


1952 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Ernest Charles Miles Obituary
Ernest Charles Miles, 66, of Arcadia, Florida passed away March 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born July 21, 1952 in Pahokee, Florida to Francis R. and Ruth (nee Lowe) Miles. Ernie was a wonderful husband and father. He graduated from CHS in 1970 where he was an all-round athlete as he lettered in wrestling, track, and football. He worked for the City of Punta Gorda for over 25 years starting on the water crew and working his way to Director of Public Works. He went on to acquire his State Underground and Fire line Licenses and worked as Project Manager for Several large utility companies until he retired in 2015.

He was an avid History buff and especially enjoyed Punta Gorda History and researching his family genealogy and their extensive ties to early Punta Gorda. He coached Charlotte County Babe Ruth from 1975-1977 and Little League from 1991-1995. He was a popular coach with the kids and parents because of His easy going manner and love of the sport and his desire to instill sportsmanship in the young boys.

Upon retiring to Arcadia, he was able to spend his time outdoors working in his yard with his dogs by his side, puttering in his workshop and relaxing in the swing under the Oak. Ernie was a self taught guitarist. In the evenings after diner you could hear him playing Classic Rolling Stones on his favorite guitar. He loved fishing and golfing with his son, and enjoying the quiet country life with his wife and daughter. He will be greatly missed by all.

He was survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon L. Miles; their children, Courtney L Miles of Arcadia and Christopher M. Miles and daughter in law, Samantha of Dubai, UAE; siblings, Diann Macomber of Punta Gorda, Donna & Robin Youse of Miami, Collette & Ricky Tomlinson of Punta Gorda & Ross & Gina Miles of Baton Rouge, LA. He also had a large extended family of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins as well as many cherished friends. He was predeceased in death by his parents Francis and Ruth Miles and brother-in-law Robert M. Macomber.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday March 31, 2019 at the Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to an animal shelter or rescue of your choice in memory of Ernie's passion and love for animals.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kays-ponger.com for the Miles family.
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