December 7, 1955 – December 28, 2018
Victor H. Miles, age 63 passed away peacefully on Friday, December 28, 2018 at MUSC Hospital in Charleston, SC.
Victor was born on December 7, 1955 in Melbourne, Florida to Benjamin and Barbara (Hancock) Miles. Victor was preceded in death by his parents.
Victor began his career with Duracell and after many mergers and acquisitions he retired from Procter and Gamble after 40 years of service. Victor often spoke of his travels having been to 36 different countries, grateful to have had the opportunity to bring is wife on some of his trips.
Victor is survived by his wife, Clarissa of Charleston, SC and Danbury, CT; brothers Benjamin (Mary) of Whittier, CA; John (Jean) of Monroe, NC and sister Kandy of Monroe, NC and many nieces and nephews.
Victor prevailed as an adventurous bachelor into his fifties until he met the love of his life, Clarissa. Victor married Clarissa Ploski on November 11, 2011. Victor and Clarissa had 12 wonderful years together and recently moved to a new home in Charleston, SC.
Victor truly lived life to the fullest through his generosity, laughter, kindness and connection to people.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on January 8 from 6- 8 pm at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, 204 N Main St, Monroe, NC 28112
- Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
January 11, 2019
Vic was one of the warmest, most decent people I have ever met. Kind, compassionate, there simply not enough wonderful adjectives in the world to describe this man.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss, and quite frankly, the loss to the world. We need more Vic Miles here.
January 8, 2019
I'm sorry I will not be able to come to the memorial due to family responsibilities. My heart goes out to the wonderful family that I have grown to appreciate over these years. Between all the heroic service of the Miles men and the family friendship that Mrs. Miles gave, I will always be grateful. Victor's outstanding and sometimes outlandish behavior was always interesting and refreshing. I will miss him. Love, Peter Larrimore and family
January 7, 2019
I worked with Vic between 1997 and 2003, and ran into him at various conferences every few years since then. Victor was a favorite travel partner. Vic and I spent a lot of time travelling Brazil and Europe together. He had a sense of adventure and humor unparalleled. Even though they were just business trips, they reside in my mind as trips of a lifetime. In my mind, he still wears a big smile, which he always carried with ease. Vic was a great guy. I hadn't seen him in a few years, and I now regret that, but he comes up in conversations periodically that always begin with, "Do you remember when Vic …."
Vic was taken too soon, but he milked life for all it was worth during his time on earth. Well played, Vic.
January 4, 2019
I always loved you and now I will always miss you, ...........for eternity!
When you were born Dad took us to the hospital and me John and Dad saw you the first time through the window of Mom's hospital room because they wouldn't allow kids in to visit on the maternity ward. You were a beautiful baby! Your smile as a baby was infectious and anyone who saw it fell in love with you.
Momma constantly sang "You Are My Sunshine" and we all named you 'SUNSHINE"!
Growing up with you as my brother was the best experience of my life! I just wish I had taken you camping fishing and hunting more with me when I went out with my friends! Life is so short and now I find myself regretting not having spent more time with you when it was possible.
I remember when I was going to Carolina Military Academy Mom told me that you were sick and might die. It had me so upset I was crying and telling her to bring me home.
I remember the funny times when you became a robber and hit the hardware store and in court the judge asked you "Vic if you hadn't been caught what would have happened next?" you answered that 'If they didn't catch me, I had plans to hit American Bank and Trust next week"! I bet that court room and judge was rolling on the floor! Then there was the time you found a parking lot machine that would kick out the money people had paid to park by pushing a button on the machine. That all seemed funny at the time.
My heart is breaking because your gone and I know that I will never see you again in this life. With faith in Jesus Christ and the promise of life eternal, I have hope in our reunion in the hereafter in a better place than this world where we can be a family again and be happy together and love each other until the end of time
I am hurting so badly now. I know time heals all wounds but this one is one that will be with me for the rest of my days!
I miss you little brother with all my heart, mind and spirit my soul grieves for you!
January 4, 2019
Don't even know how to begin, other than, you were there from the first breath I took...You tormented me when I was young...you said "just to make me grow up strong"..You tried to convince me to let you cut my finger so that you would be my eternal "blood brother" but I would ONLY let you prick it then ran screaming to mom! You watched over me when daddy died....promised him you would take care of mom and me....You did... You went above and beyond.,,, You picked me up time...and time again... You showed me what a wonderful caring soul that you had. We used to walk downtown to Hancocks Grocery to buy a coke..just you and me.....You took me to New York....taught me how to "Reindeer Dance" in the middle of TimeSquare… You would come into town for just one night and have me meet you at fancy restaurants uptown Charlotte.... just you and me...You treated me special...like you were lucky to have me as a sister.... You talked to me everyday when mom was sick....guiding me...telling me to be strong...I would call you crying...and you would know just what to say to talk me out of a meltdown...you would have me laughing so hard before we hung up!! You were incredibly sad the last few times that I talked to you.,that hurts my heart to the core.... I truly wish that your last few months on earth could have been happy and pain free....We spent your last Christmas night on this earth together....just you and me...
My goal was that not one day...or one minute would pass without you knowing that...you were loved more than anything in this world....and that I was lucky to call you my brother..... I WILL see you again....but until then... you be teaching mom and dad to dance....cause when I get there ….I want you all to meet me at the gate....."Reindeer Dancing"...! I love u...to heaven and back...….
January 4, 2019
I met Vic through my interactions with the Field's family, a wonderful family that was integral in my post high school life. I met many quality individuals through them, most of which I still know and continue to interact with. Victor was one of those, although after I moved away to Winston-Salem and got married we lost touch as life gives each of us different paths that don't always continue for us to cross. Vic and I knew each other but didn't have a lot of interaction until 1980, whereas we became really good friends as single men who often went to Charlotte for the entertainment nightlife. Vic was the kind of friend you could count on to have your back in any situation. He was funny, energetic, and exhibited good common sense in most situations. He was the kind of friend, you could keep and cherish all your life. He was all about family and expressed love and guidance whenever he could benefit a member of his family. All that know and love/loved him know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm sure he made a difference in everyone he knew, as he was that kind of person....Only the good die young...
January 4, 2019
Vic was one of the first friends I made when I started working at Duracell nearly 30 years ago. In the many years our friendship has lasted we hiked a bunch of mountains, caught a lot of fish, smoked some good cigars, drank some very fine wine, and had many many laughs together. Victor was known for his ability to tell a good story. I can attest as a friend that they are all true, mostly. Rest well friend.
Marissa Fields Britt
January 3, 2019
We spent our teen years on Washington St. Our group was just full of laughs and fun. A wonderful neighborhood with good people, fun and never a dull time. Victor was a vital part of our little group and will be sorely missed.