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June 7, 2014

Billy Ray Wiles

Billy Ray Wiles, 84, of Terre Haute, passed away at 9:04 p.m. June 5, 2014, in his residence. He was born April 15, 1930, in Mecca, to Raymond Wiles and Rose Summers Wiles.

Billy Ray served in the United States Army for 20 years, and retired from Pinkerton after 23 years of service. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, receiving two medals, including a Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion 346 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 972. He enjoyed fishing, Legion baseball games and mushroom hunting.

Billy Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly Joann Reynolds Wiles, who passed away in November of 2009; brother, Edward Schoffstall; sister, Dora Mae Setty; and grandson, Justin Slaven.

He is survived by his sons, David Ray Wiles and his wife Yoko of Robinson, Ill., and Max Wayne Wiles and his wife Lori of Atlanta; and daughter, Tina Slaven and her fiancé Bill Shipman of Terre Haute. Billy Ray also is survived by a sister, Betty McKensey of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Kristina Spriestersbach, Alicia Slaven, Michelle Threet, Max Wiles Jr., and Justin and Sara Wiles; and six great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice for their kindness and caring.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., in Terre Haute. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, and from noon on Tuesday until the service time. The Rev. Fred Harrison will be officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. VFW 972 will conduct military graveside services. Online condolences may be made at:

www.greinerfuneralhome.com

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