Walter Wiles, 83

by | July 11, 2019 4:30 pm

Last Updated: July 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm

Mr. Walter David Wiles, 83, resident of Swainsboro, died Saturday evening at Emanuel Medical Center. Mr. Wiles was born February 18, 1936 in Branchville, South Carolina, son of the late Willie and Mattie  Coursey Wiles. Mr. Wiles was a welder and auto mechanic during his working years. He was a United States Air Force veteran and attended Dellwood Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mr. Walter David Wiles were held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 12 noon from the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Bedgood officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood. 

Pallbearers were Jerry Bedgood, Justin Burrell, John Dekle, Lonnie Henry Jr., Tyler Smith, and Christian Henry. Honorary pallbearer was Charles Henry.    

The family received friends at Tomlinson Funeral Home Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dellwood Baptist Church, US Hwy. 1 North, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401 in memory of Mr. Walter David Wiles.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Wiles; daughters, Kathy Wiles (Lonnie) Henry, Patti (Buck) Brantley, and Pam (Blaine) Burrell; son, Walter David (Ginger) Wiles Jr.; brothers, Danny Wiles, Eldon Wiles, Bubba Wiles, and Willis Wiles; one sister, Jewell (Robert) McLellan; and 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Wiles was preceded in death by his sisters, Vernell Wiles, Maggie Smoak, Margie Howell, Virginia Waterman, Jean Garrett, Joyce Collins, and Doris Jackson.

Arrangements were by Tomlinson Funeral Home and Crematory of Swainsboro.

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