Miles, Robert Curtis (Bob)

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Robert Curtis (Bob) Miles, 81, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at his home. He was born in Christiansburg, Va., on December 6, 1928, to the late Clarence V. and Edith Collins Miles.

He was also preceded in death by his two sons, Leslie Curtis and Robert Berle “Bobby” Miles; brothers, Clarence V. Jr. and Winifred W. Miles; and a sister, Louise Price.

Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Josephine Sowers Miles; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Alice and Ralph Moore, of Delmar, Md.; a brother, Charlie Wayne Miles, of Christiansburg, Va.; a brother-in-law, Derl Price, of Radford; a sister-in-law, Floe Miles, of Fairlawn; and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was dedicated husband, father, uncle and friend. He was owner/operator of R&M Electric Company for many years. He served as Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 145 from 1966 to 1977 and their Charter Representative from 1986 to 1988. He also was a Charter Representative of Cub Scout Pack 141 from 1986 to 1990. Bob was an avid bowler and was inducted into the New River Valley Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2009. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help someone in need.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2010, at the Horne Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be conducted 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael D. Copeland officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

The Miles family is being served by Horne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to