Dennis Eugene Giles Sr.

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/19/2015 18:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/21/2015 11:00:00

Dennis Eugene Giles Sr., age 65, of Willard passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at his home surrounded by family, after battling a lengthy illness. He was born on March 26, 1950 in Willard, Ohio, son of the late Virgil Jr. and Lola (Power) Giles. Dennis graduated in 1969 from South Central in Greenwich, where he was active in FFA, track and field, and football. He played varsity football his four years of high school and earned the title of “All Ohio Tackle” his senior year. He then went onto play semi-professional football for the Lucas Travelers, in Mansfield. Dennis enjoyed being a 4-H member in his youth, and then as well with his children and grandchildren. He was employed as a metal finisher at Sheller Globe/Mayflower for 37 years. Dennis was an avid history buff, loved football, and enjoyed attending auctions. He was known for his great sense of humor, his love/respect for animals, and making people feel special. Dennis will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by the love of his life, Patricia (Hicks) Giles, whom he married on December 16, 1972 and their four children, Lisa Deel of Willard, Virgil (Janelle) Giles IV of Monroeville, Dennis (Teresa) Giles Jr. of Monroeville, and Sarah (Jon) Keefer of Tiro; seven grandchildren, Kyle Vanderpool, Jada and Ava Deel, Walker and Lauren Giles, Mason and Ashlyn Giles; step-granddaughter, Sidney Keefer; and sister, Beverly (Michael) Kahler of Attica.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil Giles, III in 1970; his sister, Janelle (Giles) Knapp in 1985; and his parents, Virgil Giles, Jr. in 1990 and Lola (Power) Giles in 2011.
Friends may call at Secor Funeral Home at 202 W. Maple St., Willard on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM and on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM. The funeral service will be on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Secor Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert (Doc) and Pastor Sheila Burrows officiating. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery in Steuben. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed and shared with the family at


Phyllis Hamons - May 22, 2015

Patty, Lisa and family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you lean on our Father to give you strength to go on. He will always be with you in your hearts. Know that he is in Gods hands now. Will be praying for all of you.
Love and Prayers,
Phyllis Hamons

Charlene Allen - May 22, 2015

Prayers and thoughts sent to entire family..I will never forget Dennis’s smile and laughter. God Bless you all..
Charlene Allen

Deb (Allen) Stone - May 22, 2015

I’m sorry to hear about your loss.May you find comfort in all the fond memories.Dennis was a kind and good person.

scott de witt - May 20, 2015

Patty and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. Dennis will be greatly missed by all. He was a long time neighbor and friend. Love n prayers to you all….

Brendal Rowlett - May 19, 2015

Thoughts and prayers for this entire family. Dennis always had a smile and a kind word, he will be greatly missed!!

Jr.& Sally McMorrow - May 19, 2015

Lisa,Kyle,&Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Take care, Jr.&Sally

Pam Martin - May 19, 2015

Lisa and family. Again I’m so sorry for your great loss. Just know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - May 18, 2015

Know we continue to be with you down this long, hard road. What a privilege to get to know Dennis in his last few months. We are praising the Lord with you in knowing he is out of pain and in heaven with a new body. In His Love,

Phyllis Haslage - May 18, 2015

Patty…I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know I am thinking of you and your family. Prayers sent.

Brenda and Scott Page - May 18, 2015

So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Thinking of you and the rest of your family, and praying for peace and comfort.

Karen King - May 18, 2015

Saddened to hear at the passing of your husband. Pray you are surrounded by those you love to encourage you in this valley.

Kathy Armitage - May 18, 2015

Lord look over this family and give them strength. This man was a good man Sweet gentle man, and his smile brightened all r lives, Love you always you big teddy bear!…Lord Please give Patty and her family Strength and comfort them and give them Peace!

Polly - May 17, 2015

Lisa, So sorry for the loss of your Father.

Cindy - May 17, 2015

Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Dennis was special gentle soul and will be missed

Bonnie Ryman - May 17, 2015

Patty so sorry for the loss of love of your life. He was a good man I so enjoyed seeing him and his Dad at Country Kitchen. You have my prayers.

Jesse stewart - May 17, 2015

Virgil and Jenelle your family is in our thoughts.

Amy McMorrow~Moser - May 17, 2015

Lisa,Kyle,and family….I am so sorry to hear of your lose. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.