SFC (RET) Johnny E. Miles age 90 of Lanett, Alabama passed away at his residence on Friday, March 12th, 2021.
Johnny was born in Lanett, Alabama on April 27th, 1930 to the late Lee Robert Miles and the late Ivy Bell Crenshaw Miles. He was also preceded in death by his siblings William Miles, J.T. Miles, and Della Mae Miles Crenshaw, and Frances M. Gray.
Johnny enlisted in the Army in January 1948 and received his GED while he was enlisted. He retired from the military in January 1968 after 20 years of service which included 7 years in the 82nd Airborne, 2 years in the special forces, 2 years in the 3rd Armored Division, and 11 years in the Aviation Helicopter Unit as maintenance supervisor. He served in Germany twice, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
After he retired from the military, he worked 7 years for West Point Foundry and Machine Company, 5 years as maintenance supervisor for the Lanett Geriatric Center, and he was self-employed for 5 years in the heating and air conditioning industry.
Johnny was an avid gardener, he loved traveling, fishing, animals and working in his yard.
He was a member of the Lanett First Baptist Church, the Wayne Allen Sunday School Class, The Jolly Seniors, and the American Legion Post 67 in Valley, Alabama.
He is survived by his wife Iris Griffin Miles, Lanett, Alabama; siblings Pauline Thrower and Ann (Donald) Bullard, Huguley, Alabama; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with military honors are planned for Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 11:00A.M. EDT at Resthaven Cemetery with the Reverend Ronnie Jordan officiating.
The family will be receiving friends at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley, Alabama on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 from 4:00P.M. EDT until 6:00P.M. EDT.
In order to protect all guests and associates, and to comply with the Alabama Department of Health, CDC guidelines and any applicable local orders, we respectfully ask all individuals entering our facilities to wear a face covering at all times and practice appropriate social distancing. The face covering must fully cover your nose and mouth. If a face covering can not be worn, a full face shield covering below the chin is an alternative option. We do ask that those at risk or those not feeling well stay home, but reach out to the family via the memorial webpage on www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Lanett First Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.
Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for his family, share a memory of Johnny, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.
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