William E. Miles, Jr., 74

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YARMOUTH — William E. “Bill” Miles, Jr., 74, died June 4 surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with cancer.

Born in South Portland on Sept. 18, 1936, he was a son of William E. and Marion Miles and graduated from South Portland High School.

From 1957 to 1961 he served in the U.S. Navy. After the service, he spent his career in the plumbing and heating business.

Dedicated to the Yarmouth community, he served on the Yarmouth Town Council from 1971-1992, and was also a member of many nonprofit organizations.

In 1998 he received the Latchstring Award in recognition of his time and effort spent for the benefit of the citizens of Yarmouth.

He was a loving husband, father, son and grandfather.

He loved hunting, reading and spending time with his family, especially going to Friendly’s every Wednesday with his granddaughter Alicia.

He was predeceased by his father William Miles, Sr. in 1994, his sister Judy Leeman in 2001, and his grandson in 1985.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Mina M. Miles of Yarmouth; five daughters, Cindy Bragdon and her husband Jerry of Yarmouth, Jody Sawyer and her husband Thomas of Gray, Wanda Merrill of Freeport, Melissa Dwinal of Gray, and Kellie Day of Yarmouth; three brothers, Robert Miles, Sr., and his wife Jane of Yarmouth, Bruce Miles and his wife Kathy of Kingfield, George Mason and his wife Joann of Howland, and two sisters, Janice Piston and her husband Richard of South Carolina, and Sandra Miles of Yarmouth; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life was held June 12.

Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.  

Please visit lindquistfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

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