Oscar Miles

Mar 10th, 1946 - Oct 1st, 2020


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sun, Oct. 4th, 2020 12pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sun, Oct. 4th, 2020 2pm

Oscar Miles

Oscar Lee Miles, age 74, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 8:10 p.m. at his home.

Oscar was born on March 10, 1946, the son of Frank and Helen (Crabb) Miles.  He married Barbara Jean Stoup in 1967 in Marion and she survives.  Oscar began working for Goss Appliance in 1970.  After John Goss retired in 1986, Oscar began his own business, Oscar’s Service, which he owned and operated until the present day.  Oscar loved to work, always tinkering in his shop.  He was well known for his knowledge and ability to fix anything.  He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed fishing and watching racing, both NASCAR and drag racing.

He is survived by:

His loving wife:  Barbara J. Miles of Marion

Daughter:  Cari (Troy) Lawrence of Metropolis

Daughter:  Teri (Shannon) Schloss of West Frankfort

Grandchildren:  Ryan Lawrence, Kyle Lawrence and Derek Lawrence, all of Metropolis

Alyssa Schloss of West Frankfort

Brendan (Becka) Schloss of Mountain Grove, Missouri

Special friends:  Bob Shadowens

Johnny Copeland

Jay Rix

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen Miles; his grandson, Cade Schloss; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to say a special thanks to LHC Home Health and to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Bob Wagner officiating.  Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Goreville.  A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the visitation and service are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register online, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

9 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Barbara Mcinturff

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: October 2, 2020

    So sorry for this family’s loss, Oscar was such a good man and one of my favorite people in my life.

  • Guest: Dottie & Larry Lawrence

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 2, 2020

    I know there’s lot of stories to be shared about Big “O”. I always enjoyed the aggravation we handed each other over the years. Since my phone number is similar to Taco John’s phone number, he liked to call my number and then say… “Is this Taco Johns?”(but I always knew it was him) most importantly- Barb was the best caregiver he could have ever asked for. Bless you Barb.

  • Guest: Jim Schafer

    From: , Illinois

    Date: October 3, 2020

    R.I.P. Oscar. You will be missed my friend.

  • Guest: Gary Mayer

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 3, 2020

    A lot of memories of our high school days.

  • Guest: Kay & Gilbert Jackson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 3, 2020

    Barbara, girls & family, We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for God’s comfort and peace during these sad times.

  • Guest: Dee Croft Willi

    From: DuQuoin, Illinois

    Date: October 3, 2020

    Barb and family,

    So sorry to hear about Oscar passing. So many good times we all had growing up together. Oscar was always there when mom and dad needed anything fixed…took such good care of them. May God Bless you and your family during this time with peace and comfort.

  • Guest: Joe & Paula Snoddy

    From: Richmond Hill, Georgia

    Date: October 3, 2020

    All our sympathy Barbara to you & your family, so sorry to hear the news. Oscar was an old friend we thought so much of.

  • Guest: Mike Haseker

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 3, 2020

    Oscar was one of the best bosses I ever had. I respected him and looked up to him as well. I learned so much that I thought I already knew. I am so sorry for your loss. Words will never be able to say how much I loved working for you both. You treated me like family and I love you both. If there is anything I can do for you don’t hesitate to ask. Oscar touched so many lives and he will be missed. Heaven gained a true angel.

  • Guest: Tamara Elswick

    From: Du Quoin, Illinois

    Date: October 4, 2020

    Barb, Cari, and Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. I called to wish Margaret a Happy birthday and found out. I had been keeping up with how things were going with Oscar. He will be missed. Aunt Barb I’m sorry that I didn’t send more cards of encouragement. Just know you all have been in our thoughts and prayers.