Paul Joseph “Joe” Liles, 72, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Vancrest Health Care Center, Urbana.
He was born on March 24, 1940 in LaPorte, Indiana to the late Paul Justin Liles and Ruth Eleanor (Barker) Donigan. He is also preceded in death by a son, Scott Liles; and a sister, Sondra Myers.
On April 2, 1960 he married Patricia Thomas in Kenton, OH and she survives. Also surviving are their children, Mike (Jackie) Liles of Huntsville, Brad Liles of Bellefontaine and Vicki (Russ Foust) Stratton of Bellefontaine; three brothers, David Donigan of Evansville, IL, Michael Donigan of Clio, MI and Kenny Donigan of Missouri; four sisters, Patricia (Gerald) McKay of Holly, MI, Paula Alber of Fenton, MI, Kathy (Joe) Sweet of Swartz Creek, MI, and Cheri (Tom) Rex of Gaines, MI; three grandchildren, Sara Kite of Dallas, TX, Kierstin Liles and Kyler Liles both of Russells Point, three step grandchildren, Nate Godsey of Belle Center, Heather Frazier of Bellefontaine and Ashley Minnig of West Liberty; three step great grandchildren, Ireland, Dovelyn & Kamryn; and numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
Joe was the produce manager at Kroger’s for 24 years and owned and operated Liles Sign. He was a member of the Vineyard Christian Church, Bellefontaine, 4-H and was a Cub Scout advisor. He was an artist and painter including 100’s of boats locally and many signs in Logan County and beyond. He enjoyed family, boating, camping, fishing, traveling, and motorcycles.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 23rd from 5 to 8 PM at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Pastor Chuck Temple will officiate at a funeral service on Saturday, November 24th at 1:00 pm at the Eichholtz Funeral Home with visitation from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
Condolences to the family may be expressed at: www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.