John W. Miles |

John W. Miles

John William Miles was born January 26, 1957 in Oak Creek, CO. He passed away of natural causes in his home in Roy, UT May 4, 2017,

He was a gentle giant; an extremely loyal and loving man who put his family first. He married his wife & best friend Kristie Van Vliet June 19, 1993 and devoted the rest of his life to being a husband and father. He was extremely proud of all his children and grandchildren and was looking forward to watching them continue to accomplish their life goals.

A Jack-of-all-trades, he was extremely intelligent & could fix anything. He took great pride in his work and it showed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, the outdoors and spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Molly. He loved music and shared that love with his family.

Survived to grieve John’s passing include: his loving wife, Kristie Miles, daughters, Brandee Hicks of NC & Amee Miles of UT; son, Justin Miles (Julie Ikeda) of UT; and grandsons, Allen and Luke Hicks of NC. In addition his sister Terri McNutt (Joe) of CO, brother Lance Miles (Jane) of CO and loving mother in law Patricia Orazio of UT as well as numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Kyle Miles of UT, as well as his mother, Virginia Thornton & father, Elvin Miles of CO.

A special thank you to nephews, Brett and Taven VanVliet.

An intimate service for close friends and family is being planned for a future date and will be announced.

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