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Kent D. Miles

March 16, 1963February 15, 2021
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On Monday, February 15, 2021, Kent David Miles, loving husband and father, passed away suddenly at his home. Kent, beloved son of Darrell and Tanya Miles, was born on March 16, 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He grew up all across the country as his father served as an Officer in the United States Navy. Kent graduated Coral Springs High School and went on to attend Broward Community College as a student and later became an Adjunct Professor specializing in Computer Aided Design and Drafting. Being a big time Gator fan, Kent was thrilled to become part of the University of Florida family when asked to develop and AutoCadd training course. Over the years Kent owned several businesses in South Florida, including a successful mortgage company and a thriving commercial building. Kent was an excellent negotiator and salesperson, putting 1000% into all of his endeavors. After retiring and moving to Ormond Beach to be able to attend all Harrison’s college football games, Kent became a bartender, working with his Rose Villa family. When an opportunity arose for him to return to sales, he became a sales associate for Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach. As with many of the people Kent meets, the community became his family. Kent was known for his quick wit, corny Dad jokes, infectious laugh and his kind and compassionate spirit. On July 24, 1994, Kent was married to his wife Rosemary and they celebrated their 25th anniversary last year. Together they have one son, Harrison Conner Miles, who Kent was most proud of.

Kent had a deep passion for golf, loved classic rock and was known for reciting the lyrics to any song from the 70’s and 80’s. Kent loved football but had a love/hate relationship with his favorite team the Minnesota Vikings. Even though football was his favorite, Kent loved all sports. He even coached many of Harrison’s little league baseball and football teams. Kent also loved traveling, boating, scuba diving and in his younger years was a competitive swimmer. Kent is survived by his wife Rosemary, son Harrison, parents Darrell and Tanya, two devoted brothers; Scott and wife Kara, Lee and wife Jenny; along with his two nephews, one niece, her children and several cousins. Kent will be missed not only by his family but everyone who has ever come into his life. Family and friends will be received Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. At Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life starting at 4:00 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to www.craigflaglerpalms.com. A Facebook Live will also be available for those that cannot attend to view.

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Rosemary Miles

February 24, 2021

My son Harrison wrote this for his father but was too emotional to read it at the service. It was so beautiful I wanted to share it on Kent's page:
Hello everyone, I want to thank you all for coming today to honor my father. I know some of you traveled a very long distance to pay your respects, and I know in my heart that my father would have loved to see you all here together. My father had a huge impact in my life, and I cannot ever thank him enough for all the lessons he has taught me throughout the years. Even after childhood, I was still learning from him daily. Some of the best memories I have of my father are all the times I would look out into the stands of my football games and see him yelling too loud and cheering me and my team on. This continued until my very last game in college. He never missed a game no matter what; I am forever grateful to have had him there to support me. The most intimate memories that I have of my father are all the times we spent on the golf course. My father started me out young teaching me about the game and was always critiquing me anyway he could, teaching me all the way up until the last round we played together. I know now that I will never play a round without seeing him over my shoulder telling me not to kill the ball. My father's influence also left me with the best knowledge of music. He knew the lyrics to any song that came on the radio and we would always jam out together no matter if I knew the words or not. Just seeing his passion for the way these songs told a story was one of the best things I could share as a son with their father. I will never again listen to a Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd or Who track without thinking of his flawless car karaoke renditions. My father was the best and the memories we have will be forever special. Love you Dad.

Lisa Mickelson

February 20, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Kent’s wife Rosemary, & son Harrison, and the entire family. I am so sorry to hear about Kent‘s passing.
I only have fond memories of Kent. I recall his kind demeanor, and welcoming smile. May he Rest In Peace & May God bring comfort to all.
Warmheartedly, Cousin Lisa Mickelson

Marc Pollack

February 20, 2021

Fortunately, there were no cell phones to take pictures back in the day when Kent and I used to run around creating chaos. Kent was a lifelong friend and part of the Pollack family going back to the 1970s. I will always remember the infectious smile that he had on his face at all times. I will miss you brother! Rest In Peace.

Patty Bechtel

February 20, 2021

Kent is my cousin in law . I am from Pennsylvania. I have years of memories. One is when my cousin Lee passed Rosemary mother and Kent’s mother in law. He made it possible to make sure he met all his mother in laws needs after her passing including renting a Yacht to go spread her ashes. The pain was real but he made sure we all got through it. Kent I will miss you greatly and our fun board games and your delicious drinks. My prayers go out to my cousin Rosemary and their son Harrison. I love you all.

Ed and Sharon Taggart

February 20, 2021

Ed and I first met Kent at the Sales Office at Plantation Oaks. He introduced himself as Kent not Ken, just remember Superman Clark Kent.

When we first moved into Plantation Oaks Ed and I quite frequently would go to the Clubhouse to play shuffle board before dinner. Kent would pop in with Kyle after work and that is how we started playing shuffle board together and we became good friends. There were so many times that Ed and I would walk out being beaten by Kent and Kyle and no dinner to be had. Finally after several weeks of playing together Ed and walked out with a total shut out of 19 to 0. Oh what a victory that was... And a victory they still don’t talk about today.

From us playing together without any dinner we all decided that we should start bringing some food and it all started out with Publix subs. From there the shuffle board blossomed with new faces and better meals and we made Tuesday night the special Shuffle Board night.

He will be part of our Tuesday night shuffle board family forever. We will miss you Kent Miles and we will never forget you little brother. “Blocker” “Bite” “Leaner”........

Kathy & Neil Shanahan

February 20, 2021

We also met Kent while searching for a home in Plantation Oaks. He quickly became our friend and he and Neil loved to “bust” each other. He was always so accommodating and sincere. Here’s a picture of him giving us his sales pitch last October. We will miss him terribly. Our love and support to Rosemary, Harrison and the family.

Tracy Rice

February 20, 2021

Chuck and I shared so many fun times with Kent and Rosemary. Thinking about our many game nights, karaoke nights, New Years Eve parties, Halloween parties will always make me smile. One year we dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters for a Halloween party. I don’t remember if we won the costume contest, but I do remember how we laughed. Spending time with Kent always filled my heart with love and gave me a strong sense of our family tie. I will miss him dearly. He lived life to the fullest. May those joyful memories of Kent help all of his family and friends during this sad time.

Robert Sheppard

February 20, 2021

So sad to heave heard of Kent's passing. We lost a great golf trip buddy. My heartfelt condolences to the whole family.

Rob Sheppard

Terry Gorski

February 20, 2021

Kent started as our salesman but quickly became our friend. He was always there to share a story, have a laugh and enjoy every day. We hope he knew how much he was cared about here at Plantation Oaks. We will truly miss him.

Jerry & Terry Gorski

Jenny Jenny Syrup-Miles

February 20, 2021

The love Kent had for Roe and Harrison will live on just like the love his family and friends have for him. How lucky we are to have known Kent which makes saying goodbye so hard.

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