Larry Allen Wiles Sr., 74, of Tunnelton WV was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
Larry was born on August 15th, 1944 at home in Blazer, WV, a son of the late Edward and Daisy (Riley) Wiles. He was a faithful member of Living Faith Church where he enjoyed helping with Excel Youth Camp, fundraisers and church services. Larry attended Tunnelton High then entered the Army in July 1965 where he took basic training at Fort. Knox. Larry also attended Missile School at Fort Sills Oklahoma and also took eight weeks of Engineer Training at Fort Lenard in Wood Missouri. Larry was then deployed to Viet Nam from July 1965 to October 1967. He was active in the Army Reserves for almost 20 years, during which he was again deployed to Dessert Storm in Saudi Arabia in 1991. Larry retired from Sterling Faucet after working for many years. Larry enjoyed driving, hunting, fishing, camping and time with his grandchildren.
Larry is survived by his ex-wife and friend Deanna Wiles, five children, Gary Swonger of Elyria OH, Michele Wiles Kennedy and husband Timothy of Howesville WV, Larry A. Wiles Jr. of Tunnelton WV, Joseph Wiles of Fairmont WV, Jessica Mercure and husband Sam of Philippi WV; three sisters, Elaine Martin of Warren OH, Naomi Shahan and husband John Shahan of Tunnelton WV and Rosemary Eckerode of Warren OH; two brothers, Jerry Wiles and wife Betty of South Amherst, OH and Kenneth Wiles of Massillon OH; six grandchildren, Briana Kennedy, Nathan Kennedy, Coty Kennedy, Logan Kennedy, Lauren Kennedy, Calvin Mercure and Ally Mercure, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Joe Wiles and James Wiles; and two sisters, Louise Gordon and Betty Wiles.
Friends and family will be received at Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel; 295 South Price Street, on Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 4-8pm. On Sunday, November 25, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ernie Rowan officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. View Cemetery, Tunnelton where Military honors will be accorded by the Preston County Honor Guard and WVANG Military Funeral Honors, Camp Dawson.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.rotruck-lobb.com.