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December 3, 1950  –  April 6, 2023

Nathan Miles, Sr., aged 72, of Hopewell, VA, departed from this life on Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Mr. Miles was born on December 3, 1950 to Francel Miles and Hazel Mae Judkins. He was raised in the Church of Christ along with his four siblings.

In 1969, he met Nancy Hoyle at Hopewell High School, located in Hopewell, VA. They got married on March 13, 1970 in Halifax, North Carolina. To that union they added three children, Nathan Jr., Troy, and Kelly.

After graduating from Hopewell High School in June 1969 he began working at Hercules. Mr. Miles worked at Hercules for 46 years before retiring in February 2012. As his health began to wane in his later years, Brenda Wilson assisted him as his faithful friend and caretaker.

Nathan loved to fish, especially saltwater fishing. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Redskins. He had a beautiful voice and loved to sing and dance.

Nathan Miles Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Francel Miles and Hazel Judkins; his brothers, Anthony and Preadel.

 Surviving are his two sons, Nathan Miles Jr.(Nicole), from Fayetteville NC; Troy Miles (Triahnna), from Hope Mills, NC; and his daughter, Kelly Pratt (Colonel), from Hopewell, VA; his brother, Linwood Miles, from Hopewell, VA; his sister, Hazel Bailey, from Hopewell, VA; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Celebration of Life service will be held 11 A.M., Monday, April 17, 2023 at the Chapel of Bland Funeral Home, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg, VA, 23803, Brother Melvin Jones, eulogist. Interment will follow at Bermuda Memorial Park, 1901 Bermuda Hundred Rd., Chester, VA,23836.