Pastor Fred Almon Giles, Sr., 87, of Emmons Road, Alum Creek, left on this journey to be in the presence of the Lord Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.
He lived his life within a mile and a half of where he was born. He worked as a clerk for FMC Corp, South Charleston. His life’s commitment was to the churches where he Pastored for 66 years in Boone, Kanawha and Lincoln Counties, and to the communities of Emmons and Dartmont.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Leah Giles; and sister, Corena Kaye Giles.
Pastor Almon is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley; children, Fred Jr. (Linda) Giles of Charleston, Sharon (Scooter) Withrow of Tulsa, OK, Trena (Fred) Fannin of Columbus, OH, Mike (Kathy) Giles of Beaver, WV, Greg (Dawn) Giles of Calabash, NC; grandchildren, Paula Giles Dickson(Barry), Jason Giles (Ashley), Pat Withrow (Kim), Michelle Pino (Luis), Michael Withrow (Chrissy), Jamie Wilson (Steve), Jennifer Williams (Heath), Becky Light (Josh), Mary Bell (Zachary), Merilee Reagan (Stephen), Mollie Spain (Cam), Jeremy Beasley (Megan), Daniel Beasley (Jennifer), Brian Giles (Sarah), Benji Giles (Tawny), Mark Giles (Tracy), great grandchildren, Brody Allison, Braydon Paul, Pailyn Grace, Ariana Morales-Giles, Alyssa Morales-Giles, Madelin Michelle, Charles Douglas, Reagan, Ryan, Tyler Hurley, Avery, Ava, Evan, Leah, Michalyn Meleah, Mady, Molly, Nicholas, Emily, Brad, Hannah, Dylan, Brayden, Lauren, Ella, Gavin, Haylee, Morgan and Carter.
Celebration of Life and service will be 3:00 pm Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Hopewell Baptist Church, Rt. 119 and Brounland Road, Alum Creek, with his family officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm Saturday at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the WV Freewill Baptist Missions Board, c/o Rick Holstein, P.O. Box 4624, Charleston, WV 25364.,