James Edward Miles, age 76, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2018. He passed at home in his favorite chair while sleeping peacefully holding his book. His love for books was shared with his children and grandchildren as well their spouses.

He was born in Russellville, Ky. on April 13, 1942, to James Alderson Miles and Mazelle Blackwell Miles. He was born at home during World War II and didn't see his father until he was three years old.

As a kid he read all the books in the Russellville lending library. Later on in the 1980s, he ran a comic and bookstore in Bowling Green. Around town he was known as the book man. In the 1990s he was one of the first online booksellers. He passed this vocation and his love of books on to his older son, James and the love of reading books and comics to his younger son, Claude.

He married his high school sweetheart Dora Mae, June the 3, 1962, and they celebrated their 56th anniversary this past June.

He is survived by his wife, Dora Mae; his sons, James Edward Miles (Merete) and Claude Dunn Miles (Tonya); grandchildren, Heidi (Kirt) and Luke; siblings, Robert Miles, Gary Miles, Judy Cartwright, Alice Gaye Coursey, Glen Miles (Rose) and Sue Bond (Earl).

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peggy.

A memorial service was held Sunday, July 8 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with light refreshments following at the Miles residence. Bro. Calvin Naylor officiated.

In memory of James and to honor his love of books, the family prefers donations to Walnut Grove Baptist Church Library Fund, 2941 Highland Lick Rd., Russellville, KY 42276 or Gideon's International, P.O. Box 344, Russellville, KY 42276 in lieu of flowers.