BESSEMER CITY - William "Bill" Calvin Stiles Sr., 89, passed away April 28, 2014, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House, Dallas.
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He was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Jackson County, son of the late Roy Ester Stiles and Maggie Morris Stiles Clontz.
Mr. Stiles was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bessemer City. He was a nature lover, who enjoyed fishing, gardening and bird watching.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia.
Entombment will be private
Mr. Stiles is survived by: his loving wife of 41 years, Linda Lackey Stiles: sons and daughters-in-law, William "Buddy" Stiles Jr. and Anita, Calvin Grant Stiles and Angie; daughters and son-in-law, Linda Stiles Jones, Lisa Starnes and Brian; sisters, Minnie Stiles Bolden, Martha Stiles Sorrells; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: five sisters.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Alabama Ave. Bessemer City, NC 28016 or Gaston Hospice P.O. Box 3984 Gastonia, NC 28054.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia, 704-867-5521.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 30, 2014
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road Gastonia, NC 28052