Miss him so much. He had a wonderful personality. I always felt safe when he was on the job.
Jim Giles was a clear cut example of humanity at it's
Best. He stepped up, out and
Into where the action would
Occur, established an anchored trust throughout out start, to each citizen. God Bless Him.
Jim Giles was such a precious person. Because of the precarious location of Tulsa between the Rockies and Gulf, it's difficult to predict weather in the Tulsa area, but Jim Giles could do it better than any other meteorologist in town. He'll always be a part of our hearts and mentioned quite often in our home with a fondness and love. I'll never forget the gorgeous winter sweaters he would wear. He was a handsome, loving man with a heart of gold. We miss you dearly, Jim Giles!
My fondest memory is of you and Jim dancing the polka at the Candlewood Club on Friday and Saturday nights...but, if Jim wasn't at Candlewood, we knew there was weather of some sort brewing...
Dear Hannah--I heard the news of Jim's passing only a few weeks ago. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family. Jim was a wonderful, kind person, and a beautiful colleague. I so enjoyed working with him at Ch. 36, and have thought of both of you so often through the years.
I will never forget Jim Giles. He seemed so genuine, warm and compassionate. How great it would to have gotten to know him. I miss him and KOTV just isnt the same without him. I used to watch the news EVERYDAY and now maybe watch it once a week, if that. Jim, you are SO missed!
im sorry to hear about the loss of jim he was one of the best weathermen in history im here to pay my respects to jim giles you will not be forgotten
I just read about Jim's passing, and I wanted to extend my condolences to his family and to everyone at KOTV. I have many memories of watching Jim on Channel 6 as I grew up in Tulsa, and he fostered my continuing interest in weather. He was one of a kind.
I watched Jim's weather reports constantly from the early 90's up until when he retired. I'd always turn it to Jim when tornadoes were about. I finally got to meet him 2003 and I'm glad I did. He was the greatest meteorologist ever. I, as well as everyone else, will miss you Jim. You were great!
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
I never knew weather without Jim. I can't imagine not seeing him on those late tornadic nights. I pray you will find peace on those hardest days. No words can make it right. Best of everything to you all.
We were faithful to KOTV weather with Jim Giles ever since he has been there. He was the only weatherman that could hit the nail on the head. He seemed like a very good christain man.. and we will miss him greatly... our sympathy to his family.. May God Bless all of you and comfort you..
Jim Giles was such a strength to me during my own battle with cancer. He survived and that gave hope to many of us. I never met him but even after my 20 years of surviving cancer and moving away to Colorado, his impact was still felt. He seemed to be a fine man and his warm smile will be missed.
What a shock! May God bless Jim Giles and his wife and family. I will miss his dedication and devotion to others and the professionalism he showed in his work, faith, and life. Peace be with you.
Our daughter Lorraine was friends with Angie, one of Jim's daughters, in high school, and we met him once through the two of them. We alway laugh about what transpired. At the Tulsa airport to meet our daughter Lisa, who lived in New York, we ran into the Giles family. Lisa arrived, and we introduced her to them. The conversation turned to air travel and the weather, which always affects it. As an out-of-towner, unaware of Jim's profession, Lisa described the weather in New York and continued on with a detailed weather report, much to our dismay. Jim quietly said to her, "I guess you don't watch Channel 6?" He gave a sweet smile and left it at that. Afterwards, we explained to Lisa that she just gave the weather report to Tulsa's well-known weatherman! Our condolences to Jim's family.
To the Jim Giles Family:
I have lived in Skiatook and the Tulsa area since 1989. I have always felt informed, safe and a strong sense of trust when I watched the KOTV news each morning and evening. There was always a feeling of family with each news and weather report. I felt complete confidence and trust in Jim's forecasts, as well as, his amazing calmness. He made even the worst of situations seem like we would ride them out together. He commanded our trust through his confident skills and his unsurpassed knowledge of the weather. Our prayers are with you and your family. I can't say what you need to hear during this time of loss, but I do know that the time you had with Jim will be a crutch to help you through the days ahead. You are blessed to have the heart of such a divine loving husband, father, man. May God's love and compassion be with you always.
It's good to know that Jim now resides where the weather is made. May God bless and be with his family and friends.
To all who mourn the loss of Jim Giles, my deepest sympathy and prayers. Goodness, what a man we have lost. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
As a meteorologist myself, Jim is one of those that you couldn't help but look up to. I met him as a kid and I last talked to him somewhere around 2003. He made his mark in meteorology and broadcasting and inspired many meteorologists, including myself.
I am truely saddened by the passing of Jim Giles. Over the years, watching his reports and his "special weather" updates, he almost became like an "old friend" to not just me, but my children as well. They "grew up" with Jim. Our family planned their outings from Jim, our fishing, hunting, and camping trips, even what clothes the kids would wear to school the next morning. My husband and I first attended OCTOBERFEST, solely due to the enjoyment of it, that Jim conveyed... Our prayers are with his family... He will be sorely missed.
Jim was like a member of the family.
We always depended on his expertise about the weather daily. We loved to watch Jim and Hannelore(love that name)do the "Chicken Dance" at Octoberfest. He was an Achiever like no other. We remember you and your family in our prayers daily. Also, support the coats for kids project.
Dean & Billie Loshbaugh
Jim was a really great guy. And he will be truely missed.
Jim not only did an outstanding job, he was an amazing man. His character and kindness was obvious on the air or in public. I truly felt like I had lost a member of my own family. How blessed you were to have had him as a husband and father. My deepest sympathy.
JIM, WAS LIKE VISITING WITH A FRIEND. HE ALWAYS SEEMED SO CARING AND FRIENDLY. AT A WEATHER SHOW, HE VISITED WITH ME AND MY HUSBAND. LIKE WE HAD BEEN FRIENDS FOR EVER. EVEN THROUGH WE HAD JUST MEET. REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL BE MISSED. BY ALL.
God bless you and may he be with your family in time of sadness. I have always watched the weather on channel 6. I will pray that you family stays healthy and happy. I also support the continuing on Giles coats for kids. I will miss seeing you on the news.
An intelligent, kind and comforting man will be greatly missed. God bless Jim and his family.
I remember Jim Giles as a little girl being on the news. I would wait for him to come on when we had a bad snow to find out school was out. I am sadden to hear of his death. My prayers go out to his family during this tremendously hard time.
There will never be another "Jim Giles" who's caring for people saved so many lives. God Bless you Jim and Rest in Peace...Naomi Hudson,Okesa. Okla.
What a phenomenal role model to our community - you will never be forgotten! Thank you so much for keeping me, my family and friends safe/informed for so many years!! God bless the Giles family as you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jim was such a wonderful person, I always remember waking up early in the winter to see if Jim said it would snow and schools would be out. And when it stormed he was such a comfort even in the worst storms. He will be missed so much. The lives he touched with his coats for kids and Octoberfest will always remind me of Jim and Hanna. Tulsa won't be the same without Him!
we are going 2 miss u Jim Giles. We loved how u keep us safe and sound.
What a wonderful testimonial to someone's life, as well as career, to be remembered so fondly by people throughout Oklahoma as well as our nation. As the big sister,too, of a meteorologist in OKC, I can honestly say that a meteorologist's days and nights, in their offices and out, are spent trying to keep the public informed about impending weather that could affect their lives , for better or for worse. We have lost one of our brethren; and a kind, good one at that.
We'll miss Jim very much!!! My mother would call and ask how's the weather in Havana, Jim Giles...
I GREW UP WATCHIN JIM GILES WITH MY PARENTS CHANNEL 6 WAS THE ONLY CHANNEL WE WATCH MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY
We love you Jim thanks for all you have done for keeping us safe. May God be with you always.
I literally grew up watching Jim Giles on channel 6. His was the face I trusted. He started broadcasting in Tulsa when I was 6 years old, so I don't remember the weather ever being without him.
It feels as if an era in my life is over, because watching the television news in the evenings, as I have done most every evening of my life, will never be the same.
Hannah, thank you for sharing your special guy with me and my family.
Jim will be dearly missed, he was the only man i could trust when the weather turned bad, i have been terrified if storms since i was a little kid and every time i heard jim say everything was going to be ok, i wasnt scared thanks to him....i cried when i heard about jim passing away, he was so special! he will always be in my heart and always know he is watching over us all and still will watch the weather for us, i was so inspired by jim that i wanted to be a meterolgist just like him! my prayers go out to the family. it wont be the same without him!
This is big,Jim is the only weather man I could trust when the clouds were dark ,I knew Jim would be on TV he always had his way to comfort me when the clouds were dark.I will miss him. Bless you Hanna for having such a great guy .
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My first memory of working with Jim Giles was during the Tulsa flood of 1984. I was working in the production department and could not get home due to flood waters. So I decided to see if I could make it to the station.
As I walked into the KOTV newsroom, the first people I saw were Jim, his wife Hanna and their daughters, Andrea and Angela. They had cut short a family function at the German-American Society, so Jim could get to the station. Needless to say, we were the first on the air in the wee hours the next morning with Jim giving his always reassuring outlook on the weather.
Jim and I worked together again when I rejoined KOTV in 1995. I was fortunate to work with Jim on many promotional shoots for the station, including his favorite, Coats for Kids.
I also had the honor and the privilege of producing the Wild Wild Weather Shows for three years. Northeastern Oklahoma welcomed Jim and our crew with open arms every where we went. You see that was the effect Jim had on people. The Jim Giles you saw on the air was the same Jim you met off-camera. He was truly a gentleman's gentleman. Jim would always stay late after each and every weather show to shake hands and visit with people. He would not leave until the last person who came up to meet him received a "hello", and an autograph or a handshake.
The last time I saw Jim was in 2003. I had returned to Claremore for my high school reunion and KOTV was covering the football game. And Jim was there doing live weather cut-ins. After greeting me like I was part of his family, the first thing he did was ask about my family. You see family meant a lot to Jim. On our weather show trips together, he and Hanna often told Jeff Popkess and I stories about their daughters and especially, their grand kids. Jim was proud of all of them.
Good times and great memories. May Jim rest in peace and may God grant comfort to his family and to all of Jim's KOTV family. Trust me, if you watched Jim's forecasts, he regarded you as a part of his family too.
Although we never met Jim Giles personally, he was always a part of the day watching his weather. He was a great man and I know he will be missed by everyone. May God Bless the Giles family and all that loved him. We're so sorry for your loss.
As a child growing up in Atchison, KS I recall my parents saying they needed to get to the TV to watch Jim Giles for an up date on the weather. That was 27 yrs ago. Now I find my self in Oklahoma watching TV for the weather. One year my father came to visite and he too was watching TV looking for the weather and stopped on chan 6. I will never forget what he said." Well I'll be, there is that ol' Jim Giles he used to be our weather man in Kansas".I have never seen dad look so happy, like he just found an old friend. Dad went on to tell stories of watching him all that night. Im sad to say that we lost dad to cancer 3 yrs ago and now loosing Jim is just as sad. My heart, thoughts & prayers are with The Giles family at this time
Thank you, Jim. To the Giles'family: God bless you, and hold you in the palm of his hand.
well i have been thinking about what to say and to put it simple i came up with this..
As a Child Jim Gile's was the one to watch on my little league sports day's to see if we would or would not play or even have the yearly easter egg hunt..
As a High school student pretty much the same he was the one to watch on whatever outside event's that needed
weather considerations and he always did this with amazing accuracy.
As a college student , as a college student i drank a liitle to much but never to much to watch Jim Giles weather to plan a outdoor party or Float trip..
And up to the day he retired I have been a Fire fighter and first responder , You get up watch Jim Giles to get your daily brief on Fire weather (Wind Etc.) or Severe weather possible that day, there have been numerous tornado and severe weather calls i have responded to .. when starting a door to door search on the damaged properties most often nobody was home , only to find out when you finnaly speak to them , they to watched Jim Gile's everyday making it possible for them to leave the tornado damaged area long before the tornado arrived.. we will miss you Jim Gile's not just as everyday Oklahoman's but as Firefighter's and responders hoping to only save one or two lives compared to the thousands you have saved...Godspeed ..
My 8 year old daughter has told my husband and I for the past three years, that she wants to be a meteoroloist like Jim Giles. She was so upset when he retired, and wanted to know who her boss was going to be now. She was devasted when she found out about his passing. He made such an impression on her, even at her young age. We will miss him. Like so many others have said, it was like he was part of our family. Thank you Jim! Not only for watching over us and keeping us safe, but also for being a positive influence in the life of so many people...... young and old.
Thank You Jim Giles for the many years you came into our home,as transplants from Minniapolis in 1980,your calm and sometimes witty manner brought relief to our family in times of our fear of Oklahoma Weather,thank you for the education,the undersanding of what Oklahoma Weather is all about.
Jim was a regular in our home every evening! He helped me keep my family safe during every weather situation. My husband works for the TPD and is gone at night, so when bad weather comes along it was so easy to feel calm in a storm. Thanks to him he has also made many of our trips back home a little safer as well. A tear comes to my eye when I see his face. All our prayers go out to his loving wife and family. He will bless heaven with sunny skys.....
Anyone watching Jim over the years could tell he was a gentle kind man who cared about people. He will be missed. May his family and friends find peace knowing he was so loved by so many.
I, like so many others, grew up watching Jim, and always looked forward to seeing his weather reports. He will be greatly missed. To the Giles family, you were truly blessed to have had such a caring man in your lives.
As so many others I too feel like I've lost a family member. I moved to Tulsa in 1994 and Jim was in my home on a daily basis too.May God comfort Jim's wife and daughters and may they feel the Great Love and sincere appreciation this community has for Jim Giles . Because along with all the Good Memories they are all we have of Him now. God Bless You !!!
It's strange how someone you have never met can become someone that you rely on during times of stress. Jim was always there on the television when severe storms were happening and he came on with a calm demeanor and made you feel safer knowing that he was watching out for you. We'll miss him terribly.
Even though I moved back to my hometown 3 years ago after living in Tulsa for 37 years, I keep up with Tulsa news via the internet sites of the TV stations and had watched Jim's last broadcast from Rhema. It was sad. An era had come to an end. Now Jim is gone from here, but what a blessing to have left such a legacy and so many people who love him. Not many of us will have such an outpouring of sympathy. He was an outstanding man.
I remember meeting Jim once at Oktoberfest and a couple of times at the fair. Also everytime there was bad weather I remember calling 83GILES to see what he said. He's going to be missed very much.
It is my honor to have taken care of Jim during his illness. I found him to be soft-spoken, humble, and caring towards others esp. his family. Jim will be greatly missed by his family and the community as a whole. My thoughts and prayers are with Hannah and his daughters during this difficult time. May God hold you in his loving arms and guide you through this time of grief.
I've always liked his calm delivery, even when it was known the outcome of the storm was going to be terrible.
I've admired his explainations on why the weather acts like it does around here (despite my dad talking about the 'barbed-wire fence between us and the North Pole'!) and lastly his faith.
God Blessed all of us with Jim. We are all a bit lessened with his passing.
God Bless And Are Prayers Are With you All At This Time Phyllis Noel And Family
Not unusual to see Jim (with a grandchild) at Orschelns in Okmulgee..or at the gate of his ranch west of town (with a member of his family). Never too busy to wave or say hi...and always with a smile.
To the Giles Family,
Jim was a great weatherman and friend to the community he will be greatly missed.
Thanks to the Giles family for Jim and his service to Tulsa and NE Oklahoma. We really miss him. God be with you in your time of sorrow.
Our family moved to Tulsa in 1989. We soon had adopted Jim as our favorite weatherman. We will miss his smiling face in the evening. He had such a kind, compassionate and genuine spirit. I always loved to hear him refer to his television audience as "friends." Our condolences go out to Mrs. Giles and his family and friends. God Bless you Jim!
Jim was very special to us as we seem to be family since we watch him on air, listening to him help us track and watch storms. Our prayers goes out to Hanna and the girls and family. May God Bless you all during the lost of Jim.
He will be missed but never forgotton!!
My deepest regrets go out for the Giles family.. What a loss for them. He was a loss to Tulsa and one of the most giving people that I have ever seen. He has given so much to Tulsa, we will miss him.
My heart goes out to you during this time of loss. He was a special man.
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I had the pleasure of taking care of Jim at St. John Medical Center. He will be greatly missed. This is a very great loss to our community.
He will be missed. Our Prayers are with his family. He was a great man who everyone trusted.
To the Giles family, My deepest sympathies. Jim was an excellent American,a good example of excellence, he excelled in every thing he did.
He always called us "Friends"...all who listened and watched were HIS friends. Take comfort in knowing those friends who he knew not their names...will never forget his. What a legacy to have his life touch so many.
We truly watched him live A Wonderful Life! Bye for now, Friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God Bless and comfort you. Watching the channel 6 weather without Jim Giles will not be the same.
I've watched you for the weather for years, my heart goes out to your family Jim. God bless you!
WHEN WE HEARD ABOUT JIM PASSING AWAY IT WAS LIKE A PIECE OF OUR FAMILY GONE. WE KNOW HE IS IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE THAN WE ARE WITH NO PAIN. JIM WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO WATCH AND HE KNEW HIS WEATHER AND KEPT YOU SAFE.HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE NO MATTER WHERE HE WAS OR WHAT HE WAS DOING.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS. MAY JIM REST IN PIECE AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Jim, My mother Velma passed away on November 29th. When you see her in Heaven please tell her how much we all Love and Miss her. We moved to Edmond from Tulsa where we always watched Jim and his forcast. We moved to take care of my mother. Now she is gone and we miss her greatly. To Jim's Family....Our thoughts and prayers are with you and better days will come. Hold on to the memories and never take for granted the ones you love. He was a great Man and a wonderful weather man.
It was bittersweet the night Jim turned the lights on at Rhema, his last night with KOTV. My daughter and I were watching with my mother. Mom cried, and I was holding tears back as was my daughter. We were going to miss our "weather guy" but were happy for his retirement. When I heard the news Thursday morning of his passing, I couldn't hold the tears back. We mourn the loss of a wonderful man, one who always had a smile and one we trusted. I never met him personally, but he was in my home almost everyday for the last 25 years. Jim, you will be missed and to Hannah and your family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
thank-you for everything, the sun's rays won't be quite as bright for a while
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Hanna an your children. Jim will be missed by many.My the Lord watch over you an comfort you in your time of need.
The weather is great, wish you were here.
God Bless you Jim for all that you have done. Our sympathies to the Giles family at this difficult time.
When I moved from Oklahoma City to Tulsa in 1984 I just knew that I'd be unable to find a news station with the professional repoire of NBC's KFOR (old WKY). Once I was settled in I watched CBS with Jim Giles and Dick Faurot exclusively. I thought Jim was one of the most professional weathermen I had ever witnessed; and being an avid fisherman, just loved Dick's fishing photos. I can remember driving home from a bass tournament at Grand Lake in May 1994 I believe when I saw the sky turn black up ahead in Tulsa. Trailering a boat I was worried about running into bad weather. I had just missed the tornado by minutes, heading south to drop off my fishing partner. As I got to the top of the hill at 61st and Yale, I glanced back to the North and saw the funnel shaping. When I got home moments later as the sirens whaled I immediately tuned in to Jim Giles. I always knew when it wasn't time to kid around to tune in to Jim! A true professional and a credit to his profession!
A Tribute To
For 25 years, for Green Country to see.
Jim Giles did the weather on KOTV.
Storms and tornadoes, snow sleet and rain,
Jim made it simple and Jim made it plain.
High pressure, low pressure, cold fronts and more.
Giles knew the stats and he kept the score.
Jim would break in during favorite shows.
How those shows ended, nobody knows.
Giles' coats for kids, helped thousands in need.
Giving clean coats as an unselfish deed.
Forecasting snow, or a cold winter storm,
Jim did his best to keep children warm.
We'll miss his wit and we'll miss his smile.
A person with class, we'll miss his style!
News of Jim's passing fills us with sorrow.
In the sunrise of life, we'll see him tomorrow.
Peter Enns 2006
jim I will miss you dearly and you taught me about weather and if it wasn't for you i would probably have been killed by a tornado.
so i just wanted to say thanks.
i will pray for the giles family and ecspecially for Hannah.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jim Giles's family and friends. I know that Jim Giles and his family helped out lots of people in Oklahoma, especially with his Gile's "Coats for kids program". Not every sucessful person who is on TV every day will do charity things for their community, but Jim Giles and his family are definately people that have made a big impact on the community, and Jim will be surely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Jim Giles Family.
Jim was such a great guy!! He will be missed ...It's just like a family member has died...Our prayers & thought s are with the Giles Family
To the Family: When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange.
Memories are the legacy of love.
Our Love and Prayers are with you.
The Boyd Pleasant Family, Turley, Ok.
We meet Jim while purchasing cattle from you. He was like a magnet and when severe weather was headed toward Hitchita he always said "And to my friends in Hitchita don't worry you're in the clear" Made us feel safe. Ray and Cheryl Elbert
Words cannot express the sorrow of hearing about Jim's passing. We moved from Tulsa in June,'05. I'll always remember the good things Jim Giles did in Tulsa. My family keeps me in touch with whats happening in Tulsa area. I'm honored that we did get to one of his shows in Skiatook, we were told of his bouts with cancer years before. He sure was a fighter, and a wonderful person as far as we are concerned. The smile, yes, that is always what you could expect to see, when he greated you with his forecast.
I am so sorry for the family & colleagues. I felt like a member of my own family had died. I always felt safer during bad weather hearing Jim on TV with his calm, reassuring voice telling us what to do. When he said the storm had passed I could go to bed and sleep. I wish he had been able to enjoy many more years of retirement with his family and doing things at home that he loved. I hope he died peacefully and was not in any pain. He appeared to be as genuine as possible and as real in public as he probably was in private. Hope that makes sense.
Prayers to the Giles family, my mom called me here in Dallas at 5am on 12-21 and we wept on that day, sad for a family we have never met but a man we felt we've known forever. He will be missed. God bless you.
We enjoyed visiting with Jim about his cattle and ranch last year at the Wagoner Christmas parade. We have missed him since he retired from Channel 6. May God bless the Giles family.
I am a school bus driver for Mannford and it was nice to know that students on my bus were talking about Jim and saying they will miss him.
May the Lord's hand bless the Giles family during this difficult time. I know Mr. Giles is up above looking down with a smile on his face. What a great person he was both professionally and personally. Sometime's we don't understand God's way, but he nver put's more on us than we can endure. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayer. We were blessed to have known Mr. Giles.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
On behalf of the Giles family, I would like to say thank you to one and all for all your wonderful and kind words of my father Jim Giles. He was a wonderful man who loved his profession so much, and he was also the best father/grandfather a person could ever ask for or dream of having.
God blessed us by allowing Jim to be a part of our lives. Our prayers go out to Hannah & the rest of the family. Jim will be greatly missed!!
We Will Miss You Jim Your Friend
I have watched Jim Giles for years. Everytime a storm was coming in Oklahoma, Mr. Giles was on our TV. Always making sure to keep us safe...Job well done Jim!!! He will be missed very much.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God Bless You and Keep you...
We were sadden by the death of Jim Giles, we use to always enjoy his presence at the Oktoberfest, such a warm and kind gentleman.
Living in Ar. now, always missed watching his weather forecast.
He touched lots of hearts with his Smile.
Ed and Sharon Levy
Hot Springs Village, Ar.
MRS. GILES AND FAMILY,
I'M SORRY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES LOSS, JIM WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH BY MY HOUSEHOLD AND MANY OTHERS HERE IN GREEN COUNTRY. I CAN REMEMBER WATCHING JIM ON TV WHILE GROWING UP IN TULSA. AND NOW MY KIDS GOT TO GROW UP WITH HIM ALSO.THANKS JIM FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL YEARS. AGAIN SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
I have since moved from OK, but I will always remember Jim Giles as a funny and sweet man. He always had a calm persona when doing the updates during scary weather, but if he said "take cover" you did what he said. We will miss him. He is one of many fond memories of OK.
There isn't enough words to desribe what a wonderful and caring man Jim Giles was. He is one of a kind. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
We have been in Tulsa 5 years now and Jim's expertise had us watching his weather report every day. His command of the whole spectrum of weather and people was remarkable.
Thank you, Jim....Thank you.
God bless you and keep you in His loving care.
Your loss is a loss for all of Oklahoma. Jim will be remembered. May God bless and comfort you.
I never met Jim personally but I have watched him on tv since childhood. I feel like he is one of the family!! I love you Jim and my sincere condolences to his family. I am so sorry for your loss!!
You wonder sometimes how the hand of God works when a Weatherman as dedicated as Jim Giles kept the people informed when all kinds of weather would happen--when storms would come through--he would stay awake all night protecting and watching. God must of needed a really good weatherman to take him Home.
Although there are many people that never had the chance to meet Mr. Giles in person, there are hundreds if not thousands that wish they could have including me. He was an excellent meteorologist, and can also be remebered as a hero for the lives that have been saved for his dedication to his work and knowing how to do it with such perfection. I will miss seeing him on T.V, he had a heart warming smile that will never be forgotten and I always have thought he had one of those gentle faces that tells the story of a charming, and caring man, one that you would just love to talk to and hug! To his family my sincere condolences to you all, I am sorry for the loss, and my prayers are with you all and to all of his friends.
Jim Giles has been one of our favorites for many years. Although my family had watched Jim’s weather forecasts, we first became personally acquainted with Jim when he was involved with the MDA Labor Day Telethon. Our daughter Bobbi Jo Cranford was one of "Jerry's Kids" and for many years participated in the on-air telethon, which KOTV aired. Jim interviewed Bobbi several times. Periodically, as Jim gave his weather forecast, he would give the current temperature in Shidler (where we lived at the time) and would say "the temperature in Shidler where my good friend Bobbi Jo lives" - and she would be so excited to hear him say that. We lost Bobbi Jo a few years ago, but will never forget how special Jim and Hannah are, and how important they made Bobbi Jo feel. He will be greatly missed. God bless. Cheryl Cranford and family
We didn't personally know Jim, but felt like we did because we watch channel 6. Our son works at channel 6 and thought a lot of Jim.
We want you, his family, to know we have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mr Giles passing is a tragic loss for Green Country. A gentleman, a man of class, and an outstanding meteorologist who has helped and saved many lives. I will never be quite as comfortable again during severe weather problems.
We were blessed to know Jim and our lives were touched by his kindess and gentle spirit.
It is especially difficult today to find someone that leaves such an impact on others as Jim Giles' has done. We trusted him, not only for his dedication to his profession but also because he came into our homes making us all truly feel that he was our personal friend. He was a great humanitarian and is an example to all of us. They say that God takes the good ones at a young age and in Jim, He took one of the best. I hope you dance Jim....
I don't believe I ever met Jim face to face. I have watched him for years and have always admired him. I always wanted to be a meteorologist, now at 44 I think I am out of luck. I still study the weather. I felt like Jim was a friend who was always watching over me and my family. Now Jesus will take care of our friend.
You will be in my prayers Hannah
Jim was a wonderful man and meteorologist! He will be greatly missed! Mrs. Giles, you and your family are in my prayers!!
I feel as thought I've lost a friend, even though we never met. You will be missed.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.He will be missed.
Goodbye Jim, I didnt know you very much but I do know you were probaly a great meteorologist.
We are sorry to hear of Jims death. We enjoyed his weather programs for several years. He will be greatly missed as a Great Oklahoman.
The Giles Family are in my wife and mine prayer at their loss this week. Jim will be missed.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
I moved to Oklahoma in 1998, since then I have been an avid wathcer of Jim's forecast. I have deep appreciation and admiration for Jim as a person. I pray for all of his family.....I know that he will be deeply missed by all.
I remeber listening to Jim on the radio years ago & always enjoyed his humor, God bless you all.
I grew up watching Jim Giles. We would see him quite often, at Oktoberfest, concerts, games, or just other events around Tulsa. I even still have his autograph, but it was at his Wild Wild Weather Show when I was in 6th grade, that I truly fell in love with weather and aspired to be a meterologist. He was always the one we would turn to, and trust for the weather. He will be greatly missed by all.
Just wanted to say how sorry and shocked I was to hear about Mr. Giles. I used to live in Shidler and also Tulsa. Have watched him for yrs. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with his family this holiday season.
I grew up in Tulsa, and Jim starting broadcasting in Tulsa the year I was born. Jim is the face of the weather in Tulsa television. More than that, he was visible in public for his coat drives, and he always wore lederhosen and danced at every Oktoberfest Tulsa. Tulsa will miss Jim.
Jim served his country, his state and his city. Well done Jim. I'll miss you as will the people of Oklahoma.
To the Giles family,
I grew up watching Jim give his forecasts and severe weather updates and he was one of my biggest influences in picking up Meteorology as a hobby. Not only will I remember him as a professional behind the desk, but I will also remember his generosity he displayed sponsoring his Giles Coats for Kids program. He was a professional in the most stressful of times and a wonderful humanitarian. May God Bless you and yours during this time of loss.
God Bless you and your family!
jim giles was so great i will miss his usual good morning friends when there were storms rolling through in the morning and i he will be missed
jim giles was so great i will miss his usual good morning friends when there were storms rolling through in the morning and i he will be missed
Jim Giles was a weather legend. He was also a kind man and a committed community leader. I am so sorry to learn of his death. As governor, I saw him calm and assure a weather frightened public. His death is a terrible loss. All of us will miss Jim.
Having parents in the Muskogee area and living and working in Bartlesville until retirement...I have followed Jim Giles his entire career with KOTV. More important than his skill and knowledge as a meteorologist...you could tell in a second that he was a gentleman and a man of great class. I will miss him. Oklahoma will miss him. A man like him does not come this way very often. May God bring comfort to his family for their loss.
I first watched Jim in the mid 80's and came to trust his weather reporting. I will miss his bright and pleasant face on the screen. My deepest sympathy to his family in their loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God bless you and keep you....As I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I shall die before I wake. I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort
We have watched Jim's weather broadcasts for years. We will miss him very much.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I have watched Jim every since I was child. He will truly be missed.
Gosh I've been watching Jim Giles for as long as I can remember and he will be sadly missed,I met Mr. Giles back in 1985 and he was a super nice guy and I depended on his knowledge in weather when the weather got bad.My prayers go out to his family.
You did a GREAT job !!! Thank you for all the wonderful years.
To the Family of Jim Giles:
My sincere condolences go out to you on the passing of a dear friend and colleague. Both of us worked together in the USAF Severe Weather Unit in Kansas City in the late 1960s after serving tours of duty in Vietnam. Jim had a passion and dedication to producing the best and most accurate weather forecasts and we will certainly miss his smiling disposition.
I travel a lot for my job and have listened to weather reports all across the U. S. No one ever did as good a job as Jim. Even at home, I never felt like I had the "true story" unless it came from him. His integrity and professionalism was unparalleled and will be missed by many. With love and prayers to his family, friends and fellow viewers.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
While growing up in the Tulsa area I always preferred to watch Jim's weather reports. Always wanted to watch the best. I continued to watch him when I could when I went home to visit. He will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with the Giles family.
Good man and a good metereoligist and he will be missed. He leaves this earth a better place than when he entered and that is all any of us can ask.
Jim, you will truley be missed.
You are a great Meteorologist by all means.
I was raised up watching your weather forcast and I have had the pleasure of meeting you in person when I was younger. I still have the autographed paper fan that you signed for me.
My Blessings go out to you and your family.
To Jim Giles Family,
We have lost a great Oklahoman. Jim was a person who looked after everyone regardless of their background. I hope Jim's legacy will still be lived through Gile's Coats for Kids, his meteorology findings and his new company Gile's Safe Rooms.
I grew up in Tulsa watching Jim on channel 6 for many years, it was after I moved to Norman to attend college that he moved to channel 8. He was a great man and a wonderful meterologist and he will be missed. May God be with his family in this hard time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
To Jim's family,
I grew up watching Jim on KOTV. His kind and loving character was obvious. May you be comforted and know that many people were touched by his life.