Joseph “Joe” Miles


Mr. Joseph “Joe” Miles, 87, formerly of Pocomoke City, Md., passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk. Born on December 6, 1935, in Virginia, he was the son of the late Aldon and Louise Miles.

Joseph proudly served his country as a member of the Air Force. Professionally, he was a waterman for many years and also worked security for Captain’s Cove. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Pocomoke City.

Joe will be remembered for his love of fishing, crossword puzzles, and sports. He loved all animals, but had a particular fondness for dogs.  He enjoyed watching courtroom shows and game shows; “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” were his favorites. Joe loved to travel and took many cruises over the years. He was so excited that the baseball season was starting soon. He watched football games and rooted for the Washington Redskins.

Joe is survived by four daughters, Lou Ann (David) Burkhead of Gargatha, Tana Brittingham of Smithfield, Va., April (Rick) Russell of Pocomoke City, Md., and Lois (Mike) Trail of Salisbury, Md.; four grandsons, Zachary (Karen) Shenton, Austin (Ashley) Brittingham, Keith (Denise) Sharpley, and Bryan (Jen) Russell; six granddaughters, Julia (Pal) Somers, Autumn Brittingham, Meghann Russell, Jessica (Xavier) Peters, Mackenzie (Austin) Burkhead, Olivia Burkhead; seven great-granddaughters, Katherine, Jamie, Kassidy, Joy, Brylee, Kennedy,  and Winnie; seven great-grandsons, Elijah, Rick, Joshua, Jeffrey, Tristan, Warren, and Wesley; grand-dog, Huk; and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Mae Miles; and three siblings, Aubrey Miles, Ralph James Miles, and Lula Mae Justice.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery, Girdletree MD 21829. Bob Boyce will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Shore SPCA, by mail 26528 Lankford Highway, Onley, VA 23418 or online at

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851. Please share memories and condolences with the family at

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