Weldon Wesley Miles

September 15, 1929March 12, 2018
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Weldon Wesley Miles, 88, of Crosby, TX passed away March 12, 2018. Weldon, nicknamed “Pill”, beloved son of William Westley and Mary (Freeman) Miles was born in Ballinger, TX on Sept. 15, 1929. He met and married his beloved wife, Lillian Elizabeth (Nelson) Miles and she preceded him in death after 50 wonderful years of marriage.

Born in Ballinger, TX, raised on a farm, then joined the US Army. He became in profession, a skilled Tile Setter and Insulator belonging to The International Association of heat and frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union until he retired.

Weldon and his beloved wife, Lillian, married and resided in Texas raising their children and were members of the Baptist faith. He was a devoted husband and father working hard to provide for his family. He was a very humorous man, which loved to make people laugh. He also loved playing the harmonica, fishing, bowling, painting, and was very skilled in crafting things out of wood, metal and stain glass. He got great pleasure of being able to give the things that he made to his loved ones.

Preceded in death by wife, Lillian Elizabeth (Nelson) Miles; parents, William and Mary Miles; brothers and sisters, Juanita Colvin, Bertha Davis, Charlie Miles and Cody Miles; grandson, Allen Wesley Haynie; first wife, Roetta Burk. He is survived by sister, Louise Martin who resides in Pasadena, TX.

Weldon and Lillian had six children, Thomas Branham and wife, Nancy Branham (deceased) of Houston, TX; Linda Prestriedge and husband Glen Prestriedge of Huffman, TX; Kaihley (Cathy) Reiner and husband Mike Reiner of Phoenix, AZ; Laura Carden and husband David Carden of Willis, TX; La Donna Guillotte and husband Pat Guillotte of Crosby, TX; Lesa Haynie and husband Allen Haynie of Pasadena, TX.

Weldon and Lillian had 27 grandchildren, Craig, Shanie, Dawn, Emma, Antonio, Tad, Tracey, Brandy, Lisa, Christie, Jennifer, Rob, Cory, Meghan, Taylor, Emil, Coy, Chris, Jonathan, Amber, Lieren, Allen Gene, Michael, Amber, Emily, D’Anna and Allen Wesley.

Weldon and Lillian had 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, many nieces, nephews, and cousins throughout the state of Texas.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX, 77598 at 1:00 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Pastor John Mark Benson of Sagemont Baptist Church will be officiating the service. Interment to follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jonathan Guillotte, Tracey Land, Coy Carleton, Shanie Stokes, Allen Gene Haynie and Michael Haynie.

Family gathering to be at Lesa and Allen Haynie’s house at 7327 Arcadia Dr., Pasadena, TX, 77505 following the funeral.


  • Jonathan Guillotte
  • Tracey Land
  • Coy Carleton
  • Shanie Stoke
  • Allen Gene Haynie
  • Michael Haynie



  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 18, 2018


  • Committal Service

Weldon Wesley Miles

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Linda Prestriedge

March 19, 2018


God gave us a man, named Weldon Miles,
Who took us in, when we were, but a child.
He made memories with us, throughout our childhood,
And guided us, so we would turn out good.
He worked real hard, to supply our needs,
With blood, sweat and tears, is what he heeded.
He loved our mother, with all his heart,
And when he married her, he loved us, from the start.
He promised to love and provide her with care,
And made sure, that the money was always there.
To buy us clothes, and provide us food,
And everything else, that was to be good.
And even though, he came home so weiry and tired,
He made sure we all ate, before he retired.
He was a sweet loving dad, and had a heart of gold,
But would tear us a new one, if we were so bold.
I’ll never forget the time, we were visiting at his mother and dad’s,
And I threw a fit and acted real bad.
I went out the door, charging like a lion,
But heard the door slam, and he came flying.
He paddled my butt, right in the front yard,
And told me he loved me, and what he did, was real hard.
I’ll never forget the passion that day,
When we both hugged and kissed, as we went on our way.
Daddy would love to entertain us kids,
With playing the harmonica, and making ice cream snow cones,
Those were the special moments, we were never alone.
His family was big and ours was too,
But not hard for him, because he knew what to do.
I can’t say everything, about our life,
Because it would take more, than this poem to write.
God Blessed us truly, with this special man,
To come into our lives and do the best he can.
But daddy, please, know this,
That our life with you, was nothing but caring, loving bliss!
I know you are in Heaven with our precious mom,
And I will be joining you soon, to come!
Time on earth, is never any surety,
But going to Heaven, is for sure Eternity!
With the tears in my eyes, and the hole in my heart,
You should know, that you were loved from the start.
You were the best ever daddy that God could give us