JOE MAX STILES, 89, of Simpsonville, SC, husband
of Ora Lou Stiles, passed away on Sept. 29, 2019,
with burial in Cannon Memorial Park.
Born in Ranger, TX, he was a son of the late Aaron
Lee and Oda Taylor Stiles. Joe attended Ranger High
School in the Class of 1948. Mr. Stiles served his
country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during both
the Korean and Vietnam War. He retired from service
as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of service. He
then worked at Kemet for 16 yrs. as an engineer before
retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church
Simpsonville for 64 years.
In addition to his wife of 69 years, he is survived
by two daughters, Susan Y. Gordon and husband, Glenn,
of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jill Ball of Simpsonville;
one son, John Stiles & wife, Judy, of Hickory Tavern;
nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Stiles. His
brother was Alton Stiles (RHS-1950) & sister Murel
Stiles Amspoker (RHS-1943).