George Armond Wiles
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KANNAPOLIS - George Armond Wiles, 82, beloved husband, brother, father, grand and great-grand father, passed away May 31, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 15, 1932 to the late Bernadine Marshall Wiles and Edgar Leonard Wiles.
George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired after 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. After retirement he was the owner/operator of Centerview Cafe in Kannapolis until 2013. Over the years he enjoyed dancing, skating and swimming and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a great cook, especially on the grill.
In 1950 he was the Novice Golden Glove Boxing champion in Hickory and Concord and in 1956 he was the Navy's 7th Fleet boxing champion.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was his brother Larry E. Wiles.
Left to cherish his memory are many who adored and admired him: his childhood friend and sweetheart, his wife of 56 years Peggy J. Wiles; his twin sister Georgia Holmes; his daughters, Vicki (Vernon) Gibson, Georgie (Trent) Moore, Kim (Terry) Linker and Sherri (Jay) Argabright.
Also surviving are nieces Gretchen Sink and Lisa Holmes; nine grandchildren, Chad Gibson, Jacob (Ashley) Moore, Dustin (Leslie) Shue, Shelby (Kevin) Austin, Kendall (Amber) Shue, Meagan (Kevin) Young, Amber Argabright and Brady Argabright and Travis (Sarah) Linker and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation and Services: The family held a private service on Monday, June 2, 2014 with full military honors. Special thanks to Rev. Keith Kannenberg for officiating the graveside service for the family at Carolina Memorial Park.
Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Wiles. Online condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of the Neuroscience and Intermediate Care Units and CMC-Northeast, Advanced Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County and Dr. David McMurry for their care and compassion.
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
Published in Salisbury Post on June 4, 2014