Master Sgt. Ronald Sands Iler, 66, of Townsend, Ga., passed away Friday, the 22nd of August, 2014, at his residence.
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A funeral service will be held Monday, August 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Shellman Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Hayman officiating.
The family will receive visitors at the church one hour prior to the service and internment, with full military honors, will be held in Shellman Bluff Cemetery immediately following the service.
Active pallbearers will be Phillip Waters, Brandon Parker, Lee McCurdy, Bill Mercer, P.T. Roberts and Dennis Dowdy.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Shellman Bluff Fire & Rescue.
Master Sgt. Iler was born in Savannah, Georgia, April 2, 1948, to Sands Coy and Dorothy Rushing Iler. He graduated from Jenkins High School in Savannah in 1966.
Master Sgt. Iler was a highly decorated soldier in the U.S. Army for 26 years. His many medals included the prestigious Bronze Star as well as the Purple Heart. In addition to his career in the Army, Mr. Iler was co-owner of the Shellman Fish Camp for 21 years. He was a very active individual and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a first responder for the Shellman Bluff Volunteer Fire and Rescue and was also a member of the American Legion. He attended Shellman Bluff Baptist Church and will leave behind many fond memories and will be missed by all.
Master Sgt. Iler was preceded in death by his brother, Gary "Gabo" Iler.
He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Brian) Daniel of Bonaire, Ga.; his son, Wesley (Savannah) Stewart of Loxley, Ala.; four grandchildren, Cole and Chase Daniel and Bradley and Easton Stewart; his parents, Sands and Dorothy Iler of Shellman Bluff; a brother, Glenn Iler, also of Shellman Bluff; sisters, Gwenn (Adrian) Chester and Sandra (Don) Dobbins, all of Statesboro; sister-in-law, Evelyn Iler of Shellman Bluff; and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests, that in lieu of flowers, contibutions be made to Heartland Hospice of Brunswick or the
Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
Statesboro Herald, August 23, 2014
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Aug. 23 to Aug. 30, 2014