Earl R. (Bo) Miley, 70, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away on Friday, Sept. 30, 2005 at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, IN.


He was born on Oct. 31st, 1934 to the late Imal and Avis (Reneer) Miley.


Bo taught music in the South Gibson School Corp. for 40 years, having served as Band Director at Fort Branch and Gibson Southern High Schools and finally at Fort Branch Community School before retiring. He was a 1952 graduate of Princeton High School and received his B.S and Masters degree at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.  He is a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Symphonia.  He is a member of the Bible Center Cathedral in Evansville, IN. Bo was a Past Master and Secretary of the Fort Branch Masonic Lodge #696, and was an Ambasador for the Masonic Home Foundation. He was also a Worthy Patron for the Fort Branch Order of Eastern Star Chapter #455. Bo was devoted to his family and had a love for trains, music and computers.


He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Floyd) Miley and 2 sons and their spouses, Kevin Ray and Vanesa Miley of ManHeim, Germany, and Kim Joseph and Megan Miley of Fort Branch, IN; a brother Mike Miley of Vincennes, IN; sister in-law Linda and Tom Reiner of Cedar Hill, MO;  brother In-law Joe (Downy) and Ruth Floyd of San Diego, CA; 3 grandchildren, Todd Joseph Miley, Margie Miley, and Melissa Marie Miley; 3 nieces, 4 nephews, an aunt, and several cousins.


He is preceded in death by 2 nephews.


Services for Bo will be Thursday October 6 2005 at 2 pm at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort Branch, IN. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch IN.


Visitation will be Wednesday October 5, 2005 at the funeral home from 4 pm till 8 pm.  An Eastern Star and Masonic Service will be conducted at 7 pm at the funeral home Wednesday Evening by the Fort Branch Lodge # 696 and The Eastern Star Chapter #455. 


Earl R. (Bo) Miley