Obituary of Miles Hampton Plowden III
Miles Hampton Plowden III, 88 years old, went home to be with the Lord on the evening of Dec 5, 2023. He is survived by Christel R. Plowden, first wife, Winter Haven; Cherrie P. Jordan, sister, Haines City; Crystal P. (Thomas) Williams, daughter and Hamp (Diane) Plowden, son, both of Winter Haven; Dirk (Becky) Touchton stepson, of Lakeland; Darrin Touchton, and Lanae (Shawn) Touchton-Humphrey both of Jacksonville, and his dog Mabel, his loyal companion, of Avon Park. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Miles was preceded in death by his parents, Alletha J. and Miles H. Plowden, second wife Carolyn Meeks Plowden, and stepson Larry Touchton.
He was a proud veteran, author, raconteur, conservative, tinkerer, dreamer, entrepreneur, and patriot.
Miles was born in Frostproof and raised in Winter Haven, Florida. He attended Inwood Elementary, Winter Haven High School, and Mars Hill College. He later joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served as a flight medic stationed in Germany. Miles held various professional roles in the citrus industry and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
After retiring, Miles became an author of several books; he loved writing and telling stories of old Florida and his childhood adventures. He was frequently called upon to lecture on Florida and Polk County history. Not known for letting the facts necessarily get in the way of a good story, he always enjoyed the spotlight.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Miles Plowden III, please visit Tribute Store