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Marvin Stamey Giles, Jr.

December 12, 1923November 17, 2020

Marvin S. Giles Jr. passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020. He was 96.

Mr. Giles was born on December 12, 1923 in Reidsville, North Carolina to his parents, Marvin S. Giles, Sr. and Mary Bryson. He was also a resident of Old Fort and Greensboro, North Carolina. However, he spent the majority of his life in the Detroit, Michigan area.

Mr. Giles was very much interested in "larger than life" literature- pulp fiction, comic strips, comic books and the like. He authored two novels. Mr. Giles was known for having the largest privately held comic strip collection in the world. He was one founder/early organizers of "comic conventions"- which later developed in modern day into large gatherings such as the San Diego Comic Con.

Mr. Giles is preceded in death by his loving wife Burda Giles. Mr. Giles is survived by his dear friend of 45 years, Rene' Schovon, and her family: Michael "Mick" Naimy, Michael R. Naimy Esq. (Kristen Skladd), Tyler Naimy, and Colin (Jenny) Naimy and many, many other close friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday November 24th at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel in Greensboro, NC with interment to follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers please offer donations to Coventry Collectibles Inc. at 4808 Marlowe Dr. Warren, Michigan 48092; for the support of publishing Marvin's documentary and novels.

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Margaret Smith

November 21, 2020

Marvin is my first cousin. I have fond memories of spending time with him in Greensboro when I was a child. He was a good deal older than me but spent time talking with me and teaching me. He visited NC from time to time and it was a joy to spend time with him. Thanks to Rene and her family for taking such god care of him and being a true family to him.

Sterleen Bryson

November 21, 2020

My Cuz, Marvin Giles, was truly a southern gentleman and a scholar. His love of reading gave him an education and a knowledge of the whole world. Conversations with scholarly types were opportunities for him to shine.
His passion for learning was second only to his love for women. First was his beautiful, red-haired mother, my Aunt Mary, and then his wife and true love, Burda. He spoke of them with reverence. In Marvin’s mind, he imagined that many women were madly in love with him and he saw himself as a courtly Sir Galahad ready to slay dragons for his fair lady. His eyes would sparkle as he told his stories of the ‘ladies in his life’, especially his long-time friend, Rene. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Marvin was devoted to you.
Marvin, we will miss your stories, your wit and your love.

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