Billy Gene Giles of Montgomery passed away on June 6, 2013 at the age of 83. He was a lifetime resident of Montgomery County. Billy was born in Camp Letcher, Texas on November 24, 1929 to Oscar & Marjorie Giles. He is survived by his son, Rodney and wife, Sue Lynn Giles of Dacus; daughters, Terry Martin, of Conroe, Pam Mills & husband, Johnny Mills, Tracy Kubeczka & husband Mike Kubeczka of Dobbin; numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren; sisters, Linda Kay Carver, Cynthia Keasling & husband Floyd; brother, Wayne Giles & wife Caroline; sisters-in-law, Ligia Giles & Delilah Giles, plus a host of friends.
He graduated from Conroe High School. While attending school he was called Candy Man because of his love of sweets. Later in his high school years, his passion became boxing, where he was referred to as 120 lbs of padded leather steel. He served our country in the Korean War and would still share the stories of the war often - never to forget them. In 1959 he opened Giles Lumber and worked very hard to make it a successful business and where he would spend most of his time, never to retire - he enjoyed his customers and always had a joke for them. In his earlier years, he enjoyed coon hunting. In his later years, gardening, cows, and the sawmill were his passion in life.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Oscar & Marjorie Giles, Ethel Rae Giles, mother of his children; sons, Billy W. Giles, Coby Giles; daughter, Deborah Giles, grandsons, Joshua & William Hegemeyer; great grandchild, Adam Barber; brothers, Pete, Bobby & Claude Giles; sisters, Bertha Ann Sharp, & Eloise Johnson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 14th 6-8pm at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery. Services will be held at Giles Lumber, Montgomery, Texas on Saturday, June 15th at 10AM. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Richards, Texas.
You may leave memorial condolences to his family at www.shmfh.com