Russell Lynn Giles, 53 of Thaxton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born on Friday, Oct. 16, 1959 in Ft. Meade, MD, a son of Kenneth Ray Giles and special friend Doris Myers and the late Marianne Margot Brehm Giles. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Giles and a sister Susan Ann Creasy. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran having served for 20 years. In addition to his father he is survived by his wife Tina Marie Tullis Giles, 2 sons; Matthew Giles of Thaxton and Ronnie Giles of Christiansburg, a sister, Cynthia J. Shaulis of Lynchburg, his mother-in-law, Janice Tullis of Bedford, his sister-in-law, Paulette Tullis of Bedford, his brother-in-law Cliff Tullis of Birmingham, AL. and a special dog, Cali. Military honors will be accorded on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at 3 pm at Updike Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 from 1 pm until 3 pm.at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013