Jessie W. Stiles

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Jesse W. Stiles, 99, of Campbellsville, died at 1:56 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Campbellsville.
Son of the late Jacob W. Stiles and Lucinda Jane Davis Stiles, he was born May 29, 1914, in LaRue County, Ky.
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Larue County.
He was a member of Pitman Masonic Lodge #124 F&AM.
He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, having served his country honorably in the United States Army for more than 31 years, achieving the rank of master sergeant. He received the following medals and commendations: ACM, EAME, WWII VM, NDSM, KSM, ROKPUC, AFEM (LAOS), AFRM, AOM, NDSM (1st OLC), RVNCM W/60 DEV, VSM, MUC, TWO OS BARS, GCMDL (1st - 8th AWDS) and MSM.
He married Edna Lyle on May 31, 1947. She preceded him in death July 13, 1988.
He married Elma Perkins Wilson on Jan. 29, 2008. She survives.
Besides his wife, Elma Wilson Stiles of Campbellsville, survivors include a daughter (who stated he was the greatest Dad, ever), Barbara "Bobi" Stiles and her friend Russell Duty, of Kennard, Texas; two granddaughters, Christina Meiburger of Washington and Cathryn Salfiti and her husband, Abe, of Fort Hood, Texas; a great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Faith Salfiti; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carole Sue Stiles; a great-grandson, Cody Austin Meiburger; three sisters, Gertrude Thompson, Frances Hunter and Marie DePage; and three brothers, Henry Stiles, Bill Stiles and David Stiles.
Funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Master Sgt. Ernest Taylor officiated.
Burial was in Lebanon National Cemetery with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Family requests expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations to your favorite charity and they can be left at the funeral home.
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Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home - CAMPBELLSVILLE
418 Lebanon Ave.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
(270) 465-8181
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Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on Jan. 29, 2014
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