William Larry Giles, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his residence.
He is the son of the late John William and Christine Perry Giles.
Larry was a 1957 graduate of Anderson County High School and currently serves as a Lawrenceburg city councilman.
He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps
and for more than 26 years with the Kentucky State Police as a trooper, instructor at the academy and with the Governor's Executive Security detail.
A major with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, he served as the director of the law enforcement division. He was a member of the American Legion Post 34, the Marine Corps League, Anderson County Sportsman Club, Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rites.
Larry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pat Holland Giles; two children, John W. Giles of Lawrenceburg and Christy Giles (Mike McCurry) of Nicholasville; two grandchildren, Hannah and Haidyn Giles; a sister Ginger Haydon (Butch); a brother, Johnny Giles (Felita); a brother-in-law, Bill Sweasy, all of Lawrenceburg, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pam Sweasy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. at First Christian Church. Rev. James Wheeler will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 2-8 p.m. at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home and Thursday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.
Honors will be provided by the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard unit.
Pallbearers will be Danny and Brack Giles, Mike McCurry, Mark Stapleton, Dan Haydon and Ron Turley.
Memorials are suggested to Trooper Island, c/o Public Affairs Branch of KY State Police, 919 Versailles Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.