Mr. Jiles was the son of the late John Hoyt Jiles Sr. and Georgia Meadows Jiles. He was born on Sept. 22, 1933, in Cochran, and had lived in Middle Georgia his entire life. Mr. Jiles was a 1950 graduate of Cochran High School and attended Middle Georgia College and Berry College. He joined the U.S. Army and served with honor as a veteran of the Korean War. Upon his return to civilian life, Mr. Jiles attended Mercer University and began his professional career, retiring from the banking industry after 38 years, having worked for C&S Bank for 23 years, Liberty Bank, BEI Consulting and Wachovia Bank. He was a devoted member of Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon, a family man, and he valued the lifelong friendships that he had made. Mr. Jiles was also a member of the Macon Jaycees, and was involved with Ocmulgee Little League Baseball, Middle Georgia Bass Masters, the Jonesco Academy Board of Trustees, and the Macon Motor Boat Club. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jiles was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Naomi Johnson “Millie” Jiles, to whom he was married for 52 years.
Mr. Jiles is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and David McCuen; sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Renee Jiles and Greg and Caroline Jiles; grandchildren and spouses, Ashley Jiles, J.D. and MaryBeth Jiles, Christen and Shannon Thompson, Lauren and Jay Austin, Kyle McCuen and Kayla McCuen; great-grandchildren, Cayden Thompson, Grayson Thompson, Cohen Thompson, Walker Austin and Georgia Jiles; and by his companion and friend, Shirley White.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbish Road, Macon, GA 31210.
The family may be contacted at the residence.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.