Larry Miles

Larry Miles

Larry Miles, 74, of Cobden, died Wednesday, June 22, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1947, in Green Castle, Ind., the son of Rev. Harold and Elva Stuckey Miles. 

He married Pam Bridwell on June 9, 1968, in Anna. 

He is survived by his wife, Pam Miles of Cobden;  a son, Shay (Jeni) Miles of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Larra (Jonathan) Schwartz of Rome, Ga.; grandchildren Breea Miles, Ellie Schwartz, Jaida Miles, Christanna Schwartz, Brennan Miles, Miles Schwartz and Kiea Miles; his mother-in-law, Pat Bridwell of Anna; two nephews, Brian (Kim) Ury and Greg (Merissa) Ury, all of Staunton; many other relatives and friends. 

Mr. Miles was a professional engineer and licensed surveyor who served as an engineer for the City of Carbondale for 25 years.

He and his wife, Pam, owned and maintained a Christmas tree farm in Anna for 22 years.

He found a lot of joy working with his Clydesdale horses and sharing them with others. 

Mr. Miles was an active member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna, as well as Bayside Community Church in Sarasota, Fla. 

His hobbies included spending time with his family, being a grandfather, woodworking, building projects and pickleball. 

He had a servant’s heart that humbly and quietly served his church, his family and others with the greatest integrity and intention. 

Funeral services were Friday, June 25, at noon at the Miles home at 1175 Kratzinger Hollow Rd., Cobden, with Jonathan Schwartz and family officiating. Interment was in the Anna Cemetery. 

The preferred form of memorial remembrance is to Summit Ministries, P.O. Box 207, Manitou Springs, Colo. 80829.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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