David Warren Miles II

David Warren Miles II


David Warren Miles II took his first deep breath in Heaven on January 22, 2021 at the age of 69. He was surrounded by his loving family, who miss him dearly. David wore many hats and answered to many names throughout his life, but his most precious was that of “AwPaw” to his grandchildren.

He was born to David and Mary Miles on July 5, 1951. We take comfort knowing that they greeted him once again with open arms. He graduated from John Marshall High school in 1969 and took much pride in being a John Marshall “Bear.”

He married his sweetheart, Gayla Wagner Miles, in May of 1983 and they bought a corvette. They were elated to welcome their first child, Shannon. As you can imagine, the corvette was short lived. Soon, Dave went on to prove his magnificence once again when Matthew and Meredith, the twins, were born. He was so proud of all of his children, especially the oldest, the boy and the youngest.

David lived life to his fullest. He worked hard, he played hard, and he loved well. He filled his days with fun, many sports, outdoor activities, good music, and most of all, the love of family and friends.

After retirement, he enjoyed doting on his family and friends. He perfected his kitchen techniques and recipes and he loved to feed anyone and everyone.  He started every morning wishing his many friends on FB Happy Birthday, celebrating their “friendsaversy” or commenting on the happenings in their lives. David was everyone’s biggest cheerleader.  He was skilled at home improvement and loved to spend time in his yard.  He treasured spending time with his fellow John Marshall Bears whether one-on-one or their many group outings.  David never met a friend or post he couldn’t talk to and was a friend to all.

David is survived by his wife, Gayla and three children, Shannon and Chris Stewart of Jenks, OK; Matthew and Suzie Miles of Guthrie, OK and Meredith and Ross Langendorfer of Guthrie, OK.  His most precious grandchildren Cade and Conley Stewart, Maven Langendorfer and Kobe and Maddox Contreras. He is also survived by his sister Vickie and Rob Fisher of Oklahoma City, OK.  Survivors also include in-laws, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. And last, but not least, he is survived by his dear friend, Phil, affectionately known as Papa Phil.

Public visitation will be held from  2-8 p.m., Tuesday, January 26th with family present greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to the health environment.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page.  Then click on ‘Videos’ then ‘Live Streams’.

13 thoughts on “David Warren Miles II”

  1. My Dear friend,
    You will be so missed by all.

    What a GREAT, Believer, husband, father, Awpaw! Great times were had by Our young families and beyond. We Love You and miss You Brother. Reese

    1. Reese, you were a dear friend and brother to dad and I know he loved you dearly. Our family loves you!

  2. Kathy Graziano

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. I’m also a John Marshall Bear and he will be greatly missed by the Bear community. Blessings to you and your family.
    Kathy Graziano

  3. Gayla,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Denise and I have been praying for you and your family since we heard about David. He will be missed. Love you all.

    Rick Riggs

  4. I cannot count the number of memories we’ve had. Oh and the laughter was constant, especially the times at the lake, Dave knew how to have a good time. Raising our kids together at that time was simply the best. Being around the kitchen table with the Wilmoth’s until early morning hours, we would all wake up with sore ribs and mouths from laughing so hard – – the best part – – we really couldn’t remember what was so funny the next day, but it sure was at the time. Gayla and kids, you were blessed to have such an incredible dad. He set the example to help others whenever he could. I know he and Hacksaw are once again laughing. Keeping you all in my prayers. Love you all, Becky.

  5. Gayla,

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband, David. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.


  6. Elizabeth Ridener

    Gayla I was so sorry to hear that David had passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Ana Lankford

    Dave never failed to make my day better. We worked together for years and the memories I could share are many. I think my favourite memory of him was him chasing the ranch donkeys down when they would escape! Mostly I remember the love he had for the many many many lives he touched. He is already missed.

  8. Whitney Warren Alexander

    Dave was one in a million. His presence at the Ranch represented kindness and commitment…someone you could always rely on. He was as much a part of the therapy and healing as anyone else there. I’ll never forget him coming into the “closet office” he built for me and always teasing me that it was too dark in there. I told him it was “womb-like” and he’d laugh at me.

    Shannon and the rest of Dave’s family, my heart is heavy for your loss.

  9. Oh Dave and those Donkeys!! So many sweet memories of you at Four Winds Ranch! Between the teenage girls and Jack and Jill I don’t know who gave you more troubles! You are missed dearly!!

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