Russell Lynn Giles, 53, of Thaxton, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born on Friday, October 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.
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He was a retired United States Army veteran having served for 20 years.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Tina Marie Tullis Giles; two 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, Ala.; and a special dog, Cali.
Military Honors will be accorded at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Updike Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 1 until 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3304.
Published in Roanoke Times on Feb. 28, 2013