Gene Hollis Giles
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PLAIN DEALING, LA - Funeral services for Gene Giles, Age 83, will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:00 am at Plain Dealing Baptist Church, where he was a member for 47 years. Brother Chad Hardbarger, assisted by Chaplain Keith Rowe, will officiate. Burial will follow at Plain Dealing Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Plain Dealing, LA.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 5 to 8 pm at Plain Dealing Baptist Church.
Gene was born January 22, 1929 in the Emma Community, and was a life-long resident of Plain Dealing.
He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mattie Giles; wife Doris Giles; son Thomas Ray Furqueron; brothers Roy, M.B., and Woodrow Giles; sisters Janie Ray Belcher, Ruth Cochran, Lorene Dean, and Mavis Tilley.
Left to cherish his memory are daughter Dianne Darnell and husband Tedd of Bedford, TX; daughter-in-law Gwen Giles of Benton, LA; grandchildren Darren Darnell and wife Angela of Arlington, TX, Melissa Kappus and husband Stan of Grapevine, TX, Brian Furqueron and wife Tracy of Benton, Rachel Mason and husband Jason of Benton, Rhonda Meehan and husband Tom of Carrollton, TX, Brad Tyra and wife Paige of Madison, MS, thirteen great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Annie Lou Dobbs and Margaret Giles, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
After 25 years with the U.S. Postal Service, Gene served as a member of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Posse. He was also co-owner of Giles & Hearn Car Wash Co. for many years.
He went home to be with the Lord, his beloved wife of 58 years, Doris, and his oldest son, Thomas Ray, on June 15, 2012.
Three days later, precious son Donnie Giles joined his family in heaven to forever walk on the streets of gold. What a glorious reunion!
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
While Gene's physical presence will surely be missed, his memory will live forever in the hearts of those who loved him.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Whispering Pines Nursing Home, Promise Hospital, and Willis Knighton Bossier for their care and dedication to the Giles family.
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Published in Shreveport Times on June 21, 2012