GILES, Joe Joe Barron Giles was entirely his own person and wasn't afraid to live his life on his own terms. An artist all of his life, he studied with Lamar Dodd at the University of Georgia; and continued his studies at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico. Mr. Giles also loved to sail and to spend time on the Georgia coast in particular. He served 3 years in the U.S. Navy, and was especially proud of his two tours to Antarctica with Operation Deep Freeze. Joe Barron Giles was born on April 9, 1940 in Canton, GA, the son of Alton Hearst Giles and Elizabeth Wilson Giles. He died Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Hospice Atlanta. He is survived by his wife Monica Massey Giles, also of Atlanta.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 18, 2014