January 17, 2012
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/21/2012 14:00:00
1609 S. Conwell Willard OH 44890 1/22/2012 13:30:00
James R. Wiles, age 55, formerly of Willard, Ohio, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2012 with his family at his side. He was born on November 28, 1956 in Willard Ohio, to the late Allen “Russ” Wiles and Helen (Colich) Wiles. After graduating from Willard High School in 1975, he was an assistant golf pro at the Oberlin Country Club for several years until returning to the family farm. In the tradition of his grandfather, father, and brother, Jim was a lifelong farmer. He was proud of and enjoyed his life as a farmer despite the hard work and long hours. Hard work was something Jim and his siblings learned from their father and mother growing up on the family farm. When he was growing up, the Wiles farm was the gathering place for the extended family. He often told stories of all the fun he had playing with his many cousins, while his mother prepared a home-cooked meal for them all.
The last 4 years of his life, Jim also worked as the Greenhouse Supervisor for Wiers Farms where he enjoyed new relationships with his co-workers. He loved golf, a sport taught to him by his Uncle Jake when he was a little boy. He had a great deal of fun in the Tuesday Night Golf League for many years. Jim was a dog lover and particularly loved Canterbury (“the greatest dog that ever lived” according to Jim) and Lexie. He was a proud Republican and enjoyed following state and national politics. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his children, golfing trips with his brother Bill, and going to auctions and watching old musicals with his wife, Susan. Jim was a former member and board member of the Willard Golf Club; and a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Willard where he served as valet.
In seventh grade, Jim told a classmate he was going to marry Susan Holmes some day and that is exactly what he did on September 5, 1982. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his devoted children: Whitney Wiles at home, Haley Wiles of Arizona, and Landon Wiles at home; a brother William (Marie) Wiles and a sister, Judy (Tom) Oney; many close cousins and treasured friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother John who was also his life-long business partner.
He was loyal to his wife, his family, and his friends and was deeply committed to the values he believed in. His family is forever grateful for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers from all those who also loved Jim.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the Willard Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Sunday at 1:30 PM. The Reverend Barton McKelvey will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to the Missions Committee of the Willard Christian Alliance Church, 1609 S. Conwell Avenue, Willard OH 44890. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Susan and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Susan and kids,
Really humbled to have been able to spend some quality time with Jim back in October. Thank you for allowing that to happen. I know Mark, Brad, Jim and I had a great time going back into the memories of years gone by. He was certainly ready to get on with his reward of eternity with GOD in heaven. Knowing that we will see him again, as is HIS promise, hopefully allows your family some comfort at this most difficult time. GOD BLESS!
Susan, we just want to express our sincere sympathy to you and your family in your loss of Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marilyn and Jim Fryman
Susan, having read all that has been written above there is nothing much more I can say, know that I am very glad Jim came out here to Calif. and I got to know him a little better as my younger cousin. Know that you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to Susan and the family.
The Wiles Family,
Our sincere sympathy in the loss of a precious person. I’ll always remember Jimmie’s big smile, can’t remember ever seeing him without one! May your wonderful memories and God’s Love sustain you through the days to come. God Bless Your Family. Cindy Van Wagner-Alt, Dave Van Wagner and families
Words can not express the depth of the loss of Jim. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can be of any help, let me know.
All my sympathy
Dear Susie and children,
Paul and I have been praying for all of you ever since Jim found out he had cancer. We are so sorry and will continue to keep updated from
Terry and Kathy Pore. You have our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers.
Paul and Beth
Dear Susan and family. It was such a pleasure to know Jim thru the years. We were so sorry to hear of his passing and have you and your family in our thoughts. We are sending you hugs and prayers during this time. Keith and Linda
Susan and Family, I know there are really no words that I can say that can bring comfort to you at this time. May god wrap you in his arms and and give you comfort,ease your pain and give you peace.I hope that in the days to come you will find strength from those who can surround you with their love. Please accept my sincere condolences for your devastating loss.You and your family are in my prayers.
Susan, Children, Extended Family,
I was so fortunate to see Jim last Saturday. He was indeed a hero in how he handled his last days. He was always a friend and I will always have fond memories of him from t-ball, playing at the farm, and all throughout school and church.
Susan, I hold you in the highest regard as you were there through it all and stayed strong for him and your family. I am thankful for our conversations.
There is NO doubt the he has a new body, his health and is in his new home in heaven.
Whitney and family- I am so sorry about Jim. I wish I could be there to pay my respects, but I know he is looking down on you all from heaven. I am here if you need me!
Susan, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Susan, Landon and family,
We have been lifting you up in our thoughts and prayers all week. May the hope of Revelation 21:4 comfort you during this time. May God’s peace fill you with the hope of Jim’s salvation.
With deepest sympathy,
Susan,Whitney,Haley and Landon,
We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing.May God give you the strength to get through this most difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Wiles Family, Our thoughts and prayers have been with you these last few month and will continue. We are lifting you up in prayer for God’s strength to be in you. In His Love,
Jim was a great guy from an outstanding family and he will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. It is way too early for him to be in heaven but we all know that heaven is a better place now. God Bless you and you have our sympathy.
To Susan & Kids, and the extended Wiles family,
Our condolences to you all. We will keep you in our prayers. Edie & Mark Painter & family
Dear Susan and family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Trusting that God’s mercy and grace will sustain you, and that your precious memories will confort you.
Dear Susan, Whitney, Haley and Landon,
We are so sorry to hear about Jim/your dad. We enjoyed Sunday School class with you both and the discussions we had about our kids. He was a great person to know. We want you know that we will continue to pray for you all.
With love and deepest sympathies,
Jeannie and Alan
Dear Susie, Whitney, Haley and Landon.
My heart and prayers are with you.
I feel your heartbreak. I hope you feel my arms around you.
God Bless You
Love Aunt Gwen
Susan, Whitney, Haley, Landon and Wiles family, You have my deepest sympathy!
Jim “Jimmy” Wiles will be remembered as one of my “best” friends! We all have individuals we call friends, but Jimmy was one of those that was in, my “Inner Circle”. He would be there, anytime someone called.
I loved him like a brother! I will miss him! Doug Baker
Doug Baker had shared with me the health challenge Jimmy was confronted with this past summer. It’s been many, many years that I’ve been gone from Willard, but Jimmy has always been an unforgettable guy, even “way back when”! My deepest sympathies and prayers are with the whole family. May the blessing, grace, strength and peace of Almighty God rest on Jimmy and all of you now and forever.
Pr. Tim Christ, STS
His wonderful children are a testament to the sincere and devoted man he was.
Susan and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Jim, you have my deepest sympathy.
May God be with you at this time, lean on Him to get you through.
Love and Prayers.
Phyllis and Larry Hamons
Susan and family,
Our thoughts and prayers remain with each of you. Stay strong in your faith. May memories of the “good times” bring smiles to your faces. We are here to help in anyway you need.
Grace and Peace,
Elaine and Bill
We are deeply sorry to hear the news of Jim’s passing. Jim will leave a great void in the hearts of all that have been fortunate enough to have known him. Words can not express the sorrow for the loved ones who are eduring his loss at this time. May your friends and family bring you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
From: Sandy & Jim Artz
i was sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I know he has had a difficult health challenge which he faced with courage and dignity. I pray that God will keep Susie and their faimily in His care. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will always remember his smile and hearty laugh.
To the Jim Wiles Family- I moved from Willard around 1993, I played a game Jim loved- golf- I
will always remember Jim- as a friend, very polite, caring, professional, family man, hardworking, and very respectful to others- which to me is my tribute to jim- I have been thinking about jim since I got the call a day or 2 ago. Jim reminds me to love my family, take time to help others, and always do the respectful duty, no matter what it is.Jim was different than most, a man of principle and god. To Sue- you don’t know me- but I can tell you this, Jim’s values, love and respect will expressed by your family.
Jim has given me a time to reflect.
Sincerely Don and Sue Blocker, Dover, ohio
Susan, I know there are really no words that can bring comfort to you at this time. I hope that in the days to come you will find strenght from those who can surround you with their love. Please accept my sincere condolences for your devastating loss.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Dick always
felt close to all the Wiles having grown up
with them. May your family’s sorrow give way
to the peace and comfort of God’s love.
Johanna and (Dick in spirit)