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November 21, 2013

Doyle K. Chiles

BRAZIL — BRAZIL — Doyle K. Chiles, 80, of Brazil, passed away Nov. 20, 2013, at Union Hospital following a short illness. His loving family was by his side. He was born May 31, 2013, in Putnam County, the son of Claude Fay Chiles and Edna Cone Chiles. Mrs. Chiles passed away and his stepmother, Anna Soltis raised Doyle. He attended Bridgeton School and as a young man served in the U.S. Army. On June 6, 1955, Doyle was united in marriage to Myrna Dunivan Chiles.  

He worked as a carpenter most of his adult life. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and horses. He trained horses at one time. He had a gift of music and was an accomplished guitar player who was self-taught. He also enjoyed singing with others at church. He and Myrna are members of Calvary Baptist Church and had attended Victory Christian Church.    

Survivors include his dear wife, Myrna Chiles of Brazil; three children, Tina Coley (Dan) of Bowling Green, Rowdy Chiles, and Rod and Tracy Chiles, all of Brazil; eight grandchildren, Curtis Coley (Heather), Carrie Davis (Adam), Kayla Chiles (Greg Sanders), Emily Lumdson (Jared), Hannah Savill, Faith Chiles, Ryder Chiles, and Tristan Chiles; 10 great-grandchildren, Lyndsay, Daniel, Daphne, Mollie, Caiden, Caleigh, Chase, Jaxon, Mavrie, and Rylan; and nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elsie McNeff (Jim); and two brothers, Bob Chiles (Jean) and Don Chiles (Georgia).

At his request, cremation will take place with burial at Brick Chapel Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at 5 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 526 S. Murphy Ave., in Brazil. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Calvary Baptist Church. Light a candle in his memory at: www.frenchfuneralhome.com

 

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