George Miles

Obituary of George Miles

George Ernest Miles, 79, of Salisbury, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his residence. Born on August 14, 1938 in Memphis, TN, he was the son of the late Ernest Miles and Elizabeth Jenkins Miles.


The eldest of three, George was raised in Memphis and graduated from Central High School in 1956. Blessed with a scientific mind, he aspired to study engineering. This proclivity led him to attend his dream school, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a “Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech” and was a devoted fan of the Yellow Jackets. After earning a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, George was hired by NASA on Wallops Island. His contributions to NASA, along with his love of Georgia Tech, were key sources of pride in his life.


George is survived by his sister, Barbara Miles Underwood and husband Fred, nephew Rand Underwood and wife Lisa, and niece Peyton Bender and husband Greg, all of Dallas, TX; and several great nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his younger brother, Robert Miles, as well as, George’s companion, Ellen Rae Bailey.


The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to George’s amazing team of caregivers from Coastal Home Care.


A Graveside Memorial Service will be conducted by Pastor Dale Vroman of Trinity United Methodist Church at 11:00 on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Wicomico Memorial Park, 721 Snow Hill Rd in Salisbury.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital by using the Memorial ID# 11249683 at


Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Please visit to express condolences to the family.