Vernon Howard Miles Sr., 83, of Haymarket, a loving husband and father, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Vernon was born November 8, 1937, in Lynchburg, to the late William and Leona Miles.
On June 18, 1960, he married the love of this life, Starr Cathleen Perrow, of Lynchburg. He received numerous college degrees, including master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a master’s degree in Public Administration and culminating with a Juris Doctor from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1982.
Vernon had a lifelong commitment to service. With a deep devotion to his country, Vernon served for 24 years in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel and a veteran of the Vietnam War. After military service, he applied his engineering expertise as the Executive Director of the Air Force Studies Board at the for the National Academy of Sciences. Following his time at the National Academy of Science, he began his law practice in Manassas. His accomplishments within law included several cases heard by the Virginia Supreme Court. Many of his cases were pro bono and focused on children’s welfare. He was also involved in Boy Scouts, guiding his four sons to become Eagle Scouts. He was a member of the Lions Club of Haymarket, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, the Virginia Bar Association and numerous other organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Starr; his four children, Vernon Jr., Timothy, David Sr. and Douglas; seven grandchildren, David Miles Jr., Sarah Bailey, Vernon Miles III, Emily Miles, Cathleen Miles, Natalie Vineyard and Charlotte Miles, and two great-grandchildren, Joanna Bailey and Miles Bailey.
Vernon was preceded in death by his, Mildred Wilson, Laverne Vaughan and Rebekah Miles.
The service will be held at noon Wednesday, September 1, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton, with visitation starting at 11:30 a.m. The burial service will follow at the Culpeper National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice
, 3900 Jermantown Road, Suite 460 Fairfax, Va. 22030-4900.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com