George Martin Stiles Obit


Wood Co. Tx

Submitted by Elaine Bay Nall


Rains County Leader
October 19, 2004
George Martin Stiles
Private graveside memorial services for George Martin Stiles, 85, of Keller were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, conducted by a family member. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Alba. Mr. Stiles died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at Keller.  He was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Rush Springs, Grady County, Okla. He graduated from Rush Springs High School.  His career was in the military. He joined the Navy in 1937 and was on the U.S.S. Tennessee in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. He had just completed his duty two months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He rejoined the Army and served for 20 years through World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a major in 1962, then was a building manager.  He had lived in many places including, Germany, Arizona, Wichita Falls, Dallas, Argyle, Justin and then Keller.   He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Georgia Mae Fletcher Stiles of Keller; son and daughter-in-law, Paul M. and Marquita Stiles of Keller; one sister, Doris; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert I. and Maude Martin Stiles; brother, Curt Stiles; and sister, Irene.