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John James "Whizzer" Miles, Jr.

December 11, 1932 - January 29, 2018

John James “Whizzer” Miles, Jr., 85, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. Service: 2:00 PM, Friday, February 2, 2018, Cresson United Methodist Church, Interment: Miles Ranch Cemetery, Cresson, Visitation: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 1, 2018, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury. In lieu of flower…read more

John James “Whizzer” Miles, Jr., 85, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. Service: 2:00 PM, Friday, February 2, 2018, Cresson United Methodist Church, Interment: Miles Ranch Cemetery, Cresson, Visitation: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 1, 2018, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hood County Livestock Raisers Association.
Whizzer was born on December 11, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas to John and Gertrude Miles. Diane Bourland and Whizzer met at a horse show at the end of May 1954 and they were engaged by August. They were married on February 5, 1955 in Fort Worth. Their children were raised on the ranch and were excited to work cattle with their Dad. Geronimo was Whizzer’s work horse and no one else would ride him to work the land.
Whizzer proudly served in the Navy Reserves. He graduated from New Mexico State University with his Bachelor’s degree in agriculture.
Whizzer is survived by his wife of 62 years: Diane Miles, children: Melissa Ann Cornelius and husband William “Dub”, Melinda Jan Winterbauer and husband Bob, John Mathew Miles and wife Lisa, Daniel; Jack Miles and wife Wendy, grandchildren: Bryan Cornelius and wife Brittany, Lizanne Eichler and husband Russ, Erin Winterbauer, Lauren Harper and husband Adam, Stacey Barksdale and husband Nick, Lacey Bjorklund and husband Jay and Harley Miles, great-grandchildren: Tripp Cornelius, Tessa Cornelius, Alice Harper, Ava Barksdale, Weston Barksdale, and Madison Crone, and sister: Charlene “Sissy” Ballard.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wiley Funeral Home Chapel in Granbury

Address:

400 Hwy. 377 East
Granbury,TX76048

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Cresson United Methodist Church

Address:

110 S. Crook Street
Cresson,TX76035

Cemetery Information

Miles Ranch Cemetery

Address:

Cresson,TX

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