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Walter Elliott Giles, Sr.

February 5, 1944 - August 8, 2017

Obituary


Mr. "Eddie" Walter Elliott Giles Sr., age 73, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday August 8, 2017. Mr. Giles was born February 5, 1944 in Calhoun, Georgia. He was the son of the late Elliott Dean Giles and Mary Jean Dodd Giles. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, David Giles and Bryan Giles.

He grew up in Rome until the age of 13 and moved to Miami, Florida. He then moved back to Rome in 1974 and began his career with Georgia Power and retired after 31 years of employment....

Mr. "Eddie" Walter Elliott Giles Sr., age 73, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday August 8, 2017. Mr. Giles was born February 5, 1944 in Calhoun, Georgia. He was the son of the late Elliott Dean Giles and Mary Jean Dodd Giles. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, David Giles and Bryan Giles.

He grew up in Rome until the age of 13 and moved to Miami, Florida. He then moved back to Rome in 1974 and began his career with Georgia Power and retired after 31 years of employment. He loved working on and restoring old cars. He loved restoring clocks, loved boating, hunting, and going to car shows, especially classic car auctions who he loved going to with his son John. He and his wife have been members of Saint Mary's Catholic Church since 1974.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Giles, of Rome, to whom he was married for 55 years; two sons, John Giles and his wife Josclyn, of Rome, Walter E. Giles, Jr. of Cartersville, Ga.; and one daughter Kathleen Giles of Marietta, Ga.; one sister, June Gossman and her husband Richard of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and two grandchildren Jillian and Jennilyn Giles of Rome. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

A rosary for Mr. Giles was held Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rome. Following the rosary was a funeral mass at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's with Fr. Joseph Shaute officiating. Interment followed at Eastview Cemetery, Rome. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made to, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 911 North Broad St. NE Rome, GA. 30161.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Daniels-FuneralHome.com for the Giles family.

Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.