Tuesday, December 6, 2011

George M. Wiles (December 6, 2011)

George M. Wiles, 85, of Englewood, passed away Tuesday morning, December 6, 2011, at his residence.

He was born March 12, 1926 in West Alexandria, OH, son of the late George F. and Mildred Virginia (Miley) Wiles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Wayne Wiles; and a sister, Jane Marker.

George was a retired First Sergeant from the US Marine Corps, having served for 24 years. He was a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir battle in North Korea. After his military retirement George served as a deputy sheriff for the Palm Beach County Florida Sheriff’s Department. He had also served as a police officer for Royal Palm, Florida. He later worked as a locksmith in the Englewood area.

He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, DAV, Marine Corps League, AmVets, the Korean War Memorial Association, and the Chosin Few.

He is survived by his wife Ruth E. (Sayers) Wiles; a daughter, Dianna (Rodney) Kightlinger of Tuscon, AZ; a grandson, David A. Patterson of Washington, D.C.; and a brother Gerald Wiles of Bradford.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home , 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH, with Chaplain Steve Wetterhan officiating. Burial with full military honors by the US Marine Corps will follow in the Ansonia Cemetery near Ansonia, OH.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1 till 2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Hospice of Dayton.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com