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Gilbert "Gib" LaMott Miles
November 24, 1955 ~ September 4, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Gilbert “Gib” LaMott Miles was born November 24, 1955, in OKC, OK to LeRoy LaMott and Melba (Sharp) Miles. He passed away Monday, September 4, 2023, at his home in Geary, OK at the age of 67. Gib spent his early years in OKC and at the age of 13 moved to Yukon, OK. He graduated from Yukon High School in 1974. He was the starting point guard on their State Championship winning basketball team that year. He was recruited to further his basketball career at Bethany Nazarene University. The summer after graduation he traveled with his new team all over South America doing mission work and competing against many different national teams. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science. During his schooling he spent 3 months as an intern in Washington D.C. He worked in the oil and gas industry as a land man for a number of years and then as an EMT paramedic for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Clinton. Gib moved his family from Yukon to his grandmother’s homeplace in Geary in 1985. He returned to his roots in oil and gas in 1994 as the owner of Stalking Energy. He was a proud member of the Arapaho Tribe. Gib had served the people of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes as Lieutenant Governor from 2018 to the present. He cared for his people and took advantage of every opportunity to help them better their lives. Gib never met a stranger and spoke openly about how basketball had saved his life. He continued playing in leagues in the YMCA until 5 years ago. Gib was a follower of Jesus. Outside of his faith, his girls and his grandchildren were his number one priority.
Gib was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy Miles and Melba Duncan and siblings, Robert Miles, Mindy Miles, Denise Goodface, Viola Ross, Ramona Miles, and Leslie Tso.
Gib is survived by his best friend and partner, Gayle Weaver Ennis of Geary, OK, 4 daughters, Mahgan Muskett and Arren of Calumet, OK, Mallory Miles of Norman, OK, Mariel Ayers and Shay of Yukon, OK, and Mariah Miles and John Neal of Okmulgee, OK, adopted children, Anthony “Bit” Post of Bethany, OK, Jessica Kodaseet of Calumet, OK and Maria Thorpe of El Reno, OK, 8 grandchildren, Mahdox LaMott Smith, Makya Muskett, Arrelyn Muskett, Antonio Cooper Jr., Ariah Cooper, Evan Lee, Ella Lee, and Lily Thomas and 4 sisters, Jackie Warlick of Geary, OK, Mary Mosqueda of Geary, OK, Heather Begay of OKC, OK, Dara Franklin of El Reno, OK, and Alsace Grantham of OKC,OK, of El Reno, OK as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in Gib’s memory to Calumet Schools Student Activity Fund, 110 N Freehome Ave, Calumet, OK 73014.
Service: 10AM Friday, September 8, 2023, Calumet School Gymnasium, Calumet, OK
Wake: 7-9PM, Thursday, September 7, 2023, Respect Gym, Concho, OK
Officiating: Rev. Patrick McPherson
Burial: Concho Cemetery, Concho, OK
Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Homes, Geary, OK.
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