Billy Jeff Jiles
April 30, 1932 – March 19, 2020
Jeff Jiles passed away on March 19, 2020 in Mansfield Texas at age 87. He lived a full and rewarding life. He was born April 30, 1932 in Cleburne, TX to parents Dewey Vernon Jiles, Sr and Lillian Elizabeth Wright Jiles. He attended Cleburne schools, served in the US Navy during Korean War and attended North Texas State (UNT) and UT Austin. He met the love of his life Helen in 1959 in San Diego, CA. They were married in her parent's home in Riverside, CA. Jeff had a 35 year career with General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin Aero) in CA and NY but mostly at the Fort Worth Aerospace plant. He was active in the company's Management Association and was president of that group in 1979 -80 and on BOD 7years. After retiring from LM Aero he served on Tarrant County College's Senior Citizen Education Advisory Council at Arlington campus for 16 years and was Council president for 10 years. He enjoyed helping seniors and taught senior citizen computer classes at TCC for 16 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, DV and Marshall (KIA WW II), sisters Pauline Jiles Parker, Janice Jiles Colley and Rosellen Jiles Parker and granddaughter Taylor Caroline Jiles. Survivors: wife Helen Caroline Post Jiles, children Jeffery Scott Jiles and his wife Melissa (Arlington); Robert Jiles and wife Sue (Denver) and Cheryl Jiles Mullen; Grandchildren Clayton Scott Jiles, Paige Elizabeth Jiles of Arlington and Billy Jiles (Denver) and Samuel Jiles (Charleston, SC). Brother Randy Jiles of Cleburne. Funeral services and celebration of a life well lived will be at Moore Funeral Chapel, 1219 North Davis St in Arlington at 1:00 pm Tuesday March 24, 2020. Entombment will be at the Moore Memorial Cemetery. "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but about dancing in the rain."
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Grace Gardens at Fielder Church South Oaks in memory Jeff Jiles or to Michael J. Fox.org/donate, this is a foundation for Parkinson Resources.
- Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Billy Jeff Jiles
March 22, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss and may your memories of him help comfort you through the difficult days ahead. I had the pleasure to work for Jeff Jiles for several years at General Dynamic and appreciated his support and guidance.