Jerry Thomas Miles, age 73, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his residence.

A funeral service was conducted at 6 o’clock pm, Saturday, April 3rd, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Rev. Bobby Mosley and Bro. Tom Payne officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00-6:00PM on Saturday, April 3rd, prior to the funeral service.

Services will follow next week conducted by Hall & Jones Funeral Home in Virgie, KY with burial in the Annie E. Young cemetery in Pikeville, KY.

Jerry was born on May 11, 1947 in Adams, Tennessee to the late Tom & Billie Miles. He was retired from the United States Army with 23 years of service and was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he spent two years. After retiring from the U.S. Army, he was employed by and retired from the Veterans Administration in Nashville as a Veterans Service Representative. Jerry loved fishing, ginseng hunting, playing corn hole, and Rook. He was loving, caring, and loyal. He possessed one of the most generous hearts you will ever find and was an amazing man & best husband that every man should live by. Jerry loved Jesus and read his Bible daily, reading it completely through at least ten times.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded by a brother, Scottie Miles.

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Zelda Anne Prater Miles; sister-in-law, Jeanne Miles; he loved his wife Zelda Anne’s family as his very own and they loved him the same: Kernie & Tammy Prater, Charles & Donna Prater, Wayne & Linda Simmons, Bill & Glenda Ungerbuhler, Bobby & Virgie Mosley, Thurman & Alecia Carroll, Ida Adkins, James & Rosie Skeens; plus his cousin Betty and favorite fishing buddy & brother by heart, Jim Bruce.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, or Stroudsville Church of Christ, 1531 Stroudsville Rd., Adams, TN 37010, or Caney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 175 Booker Fork Rd., Pikeville, KY 41501.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com

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