Alan R. Giles

October 3, 1942January 4, 2021
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Alan Richard Giles of Atlanta, GA passed away on January 4, 2021 from complications from Parkinson’s with bi-lateral pneumonia.

Alan was born in Dayton, OH in 1942. He graduated from Gordon Military College and furthered his education at Reinhardt University, served in the US Army. Alan worked several different careers. He retired from the USPS after 37 years in Management/Marketing.

He will be forever remembered for his warmth, his kindness, his gentle sense of humor and his elegant but casual style of dress that somehow was exactly right for every occasion.

He is proceeded in death by his son, Alan Porter Giles; his mother, Ruth Sheats Giles and brother, Bryan Giles.

Alan is survived by his wife, Angela Porter Giles originally from Metter, GA; his step father, Ira B. Giles; step sister, Claire Giles both from Marietta, GA and niece, Brandy Giles Rogers of Metter, GA.

He was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA. He held many church offices and taught elementary Sunday School.

You always wanted Alan on your team because he was honest, dependable, calm and steady as a rock, but more important than his accomplishments. Alan was simply a good man.

In lieu of flowers, he had a passion for sports; consider a donation to Georgia State University Foundation for GSU Athletic Dept or Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA for their Nursing Program.

At his request, no services will be held.


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Linda Poole

January 15, 2021

Alan was one of a kind, the best kind. He accepted me immediately, no questions asked, when he knew I was a special friend to one of his friends. Alan loved everyone, so I guess I was no different, but he had a way of making you feel you were the most special one. His sense of humor drew me in quickly, but I learned he was much deeper than that. How wonderful to know you can truly leave a legacy that shows honesty, caring, and love for your fellow man and make them laugh all the while, through the thick and thin of it all. I could only hope and aspire to be half the person Alan was.
He will be missed more than we can all imagine, but God received one of His best Angels when Alan left this Earth to be with His Heavenly Father on January 4, 2021.
Angela, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You two were quite the pair, now we have only one of God’s Angels still here to tend to. We are here for you. We love you sweet friend.
Linda Poole

Bill Fussell

January 12, 2021

Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. We know Alan is with the Lord now and in perfect peace, but I know you are hurting. Alan is one of the kindest men I've ever known. You are in my thoughts and prayers, hold onto knowing that you will be with him again!
Love -Bill

Debbie Kahn

January 11, 2021

My cousin Alan was such a gentleman. My mother, his aunt credited herself with helping to raise Alan. He was kind of like a little brother to her. She adored him! Our family would visit in Atlanta every year and it was always a highlight to get to see Alan and his sweet wife Angie and their son, Tad. Alan was always so funny and gracious and generous. He was a prince! Love and hugs to Angie, love, Debbie

Jeff Gold

January 11, 2021

Lovely words about Alan and his life with you and family. Warmest comfort to you as you remember his time. He was a great neighbor and will miss seeing him around the building and you both in you Panther Blue outfits cheering on the team.
All our best,
Jeff and Greg

Amy Haas

January 10, 2021

Angie, I so appreciated your email because I was unaware of Alan’s passing. Your words were so perfect as Alan was the epitome of grace, gentleness, and loyalty. Yours is a love I have always admired and I am so sorry for your loss. We have been so blessed to have yall as friends for all these years and you will be in our prayers from this moment and going forward. All our love,
Amy, Steve, Jordan, Charlie and Ethan Haas

Bob and Jean Barrier

January 10, 2021

Angie, we send heartfelt condolences to you and yours upon the passing of Alan - and of Tad in 2013 (which we have just learned about).

We have always credited you two for introducing us, your next door neighbors on Karen Lane, to Mount Zion UMC. We remain active members there.

We send prayers for your peace, comfort, and strength in coming days.

Jeremy Loyd

January 10, 2021

Angie, we’re so sorry to see this. As many have mentioned, Alan was a wonderful person to all who knew him and he will be sorely missed. Your family is in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

John Sillay

January 10, 2021

Angie, I am so saddened to see this. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Alan was a wonderful man and wonderful father and husband. Also a great friend with a wonderful caring heart. God bless him.

Amy Dutton

January 10, 2021

Angie, I am sorry to hear about Alan. He was a great man and I know he will be missed! Please know you are in my prayers and sending you love at this time-
Love you! Amy

Lori Leonardos

January 10, 2021

Dear Angela, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you on Alan’s passing.

It was always a delight to see Alan at TPR. He always had a witty anecdote or laugh out loud story at the ready. Our highlight of the Peachtree Road Race was seeing Alan entertain the passing runners with his encouraging words and hilarious comments.

He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and will be greatly missed by all who had the great pleasure to know him.

God Bless you and may He hold you close during this time.

Lori, John and Alexandra Irwin