Mr. Chester E. Miles, Sr., a resident Rossville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 peacefully at home. He was born at home in Roane County, Tennessee on April 23, 1932 to Elige A. Miles and Laura Godsey Miles. He married Ilah M. McCain on September 24, 1966, whom preceded him in death November 13, 2017. Mr. Miles was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Germany. He enjoyed fishing and camping with family and swapping stories about growing up during the Great Depression and serving in the Korean War. He never met a stranger and his favorite pastime was sitting on the porch in a rocker, whittling. He was a Husband, Father, and Papaw. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, and his wife, Ilah Miles, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Viola Gunner, Elizabeth Sherrill, Maggie Rucker, Warren Miles, Earl Miles, William Miles, Kenneth Miles, Elige “JR” Miles, Howard Miles, and Jack Miles.
Children: Chester E. (Joanne) Miles of Trion, GA
Robert (Vanessa) Miles of California City, CA
Starla (Bob) Kushmal of St. Mary’s, OH
Rochelle (Warren) Owens of Tullahoma, TN
Rhonda (Tim) Boyd of Rockwood, TN
Carl Randy McCain of Pigeon Forge, TN
Renee’ Younker of Rossville, GA
Todd (Melissa) Miles of Ootlewah, TN
Ruth (Joe) Davis of Ringold, GA
Brother: Charles (Sandra) Miles of Ringold, GA
20 Great Grandchildren
Due to the Corona virus (COVID 19) pandemic, out of concern for public health, and in accordance with government guidelines, Private graveside services and interment will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood, Tennessee with Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roane County Animal Shelter.