Funeral services are set for former UK Board Chairman and Owensboro businessman Billy Joe Miles. Miles passed away today.
Billy Joe Miles’ services are set for March 16th at 2 p.m. at Owensboro Christian Church. The Burial will be private.
Kentucky State Representative Suzanne Miles left a House Committee meeting this morning after she learned about her father’s passing. Chairman Steven Rudy called for a moment of silence.
Billy Joe Miles received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Western Kentucky University. He was a businessman, farmer, and a community leader.
He was the former owner of Miles Farm Supply, Miles Enterprises, Miles LP Gas, Miles Farm, and former owner of Marathon Fuels with six convenient stores and three express lubes.
Miles served as UK Board Chairman, Board Chairman for Owensboro Medical Health System, among several others. He also received several awards over the years, including Kentucky FFA Foundation Trustee Award – 2005 and Progressive Farmer’s Kentucky Man of the Year 1987.
Last month, rape, sodomy, and bribery charges were dropped against Miles.
Miles is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a sister.
Condolences can be made to Panther Creek Baptist Church, 7146 U.S. Highway 431, Owensboro, Lewy Body Research, Sanders Brown Center on Aging Foundation, P.O. Box 34184, Lexington, KY, The Virginia Miles Nature Center, c/o OCTC, 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, or to any FFA Chapter of the donor’s choice.
Messages of condolences can be made at Billy Joe Miles Obituary.