Obituary of MSgt. Jerry Don Miles, U.S.A.F. (Ret.)
Master Sergeant Jerry Don Miles, 73, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022 in Abilene, Texas.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Navarro of the Abilene Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Jerry was born in Rule, Texas to Eddie Carl Miles and Billie Dee Pittman Miles on April 1st, 1948. He went to school in Texline, Texas and graduated from Texline HighSchool. Jerry married the love of his life Carol Louise Florence on 4/18/1969 at Tinker Airforce Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served 20 years retiring in 1988 from the U.S. Airforce as a Master Sargent and Branch Chief.
Jerry had a love for cars. Especially fast ones! He was President of the Abilene Performance Car Association for many years. He was instrumental in getting the Big Country Raceway started here in Abilene. Jerry was in the car business for over 25 years, 17 of which, he owned and operated Jerry's Auto Sales. His love for cars was passed down to his sons, grandsons, and great grandsons.
Jerry loved to kick back, relax, and do a little fishing at Lake Brownwood with his family, whom he was devoted. He was so patient with his granddaughters and great granddaughter, always having time for a manicure, facial, or "hairdo".
He is survived by his wife, Carol Miles, son Jerry Don Miles, Jr. and wife Pam, son James Allen Miles and wife Tanya, brother John Miles, sister Jean Palmer, brother-in-law Dennis Florence, Six Grandchildren (Camron, Nick, Kadee, Jesse, Jason, and Mikayla) and Three great grandchildren (Jaxon, Charlie, and Liam).
Pallbearers will be his sons Jerry Jr. and Jimmy Miles and grandsons Camron, Nick, Jesse, and Jason Miles.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.