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Pat H. Foley & Company

1200 West 34th Street, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

John Marion Liles

January 15, 1958June 10, 2020
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JOHN MARION LILES, SR., 62, beloved husband, father, and grandfather went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 after a two year battle with cancer. John was born January 15th, 1958 in Houston, Texas to Charles and Cathryn Liles. In God's care, John leaves his loving family: wife of 34 years, Mary Kaye Liles; son, John Jr. and daughters, Cathryn and Michelle Liles. In his last year, he was blessed with a grandchild, Leonardo Dean Carrillo. John also leaves behind brother, Ronan Liles; sister Kay Teykl and husband Terry; sisters Connie Wittig, Lori McArthur, and Shelly Liles. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Virginia Liles, and his brother James Liles. John was a lifelong Parishioner of St. Rose of Lima. He worked in the Oil and Gas industry in Pipe Design for over 40 years. During his free time, John loved to spend time with his family. His favorite activities included hunting and fishing. The deer lease was his absolute favorite place on earth, and he loved more than anything to spend his time teaching his wife and children about the great outdoors. John also spent much of his time coaching his children in sports such as baseball, softball and basketball. He had a great joy watching his children play sports and was their biggest fan. John had a great sarcastic sense of humor, a big heart, and sincerely loved his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. John's accomplishments were many, but his legacy is a love of life he demonstrated daily and passed on to his family. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home from 5-8 pm with a Vigil-Rosary to be held 7:00 pm in the Chapel. Masks are required upon entry. Due to the limitations of Covid-19, a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated with immediate family on Monday, June 15, 2020 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with Rev. Msgr. James B. Anderson. The Rite of Committal will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 14, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, June 14, 2020

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Lisa Liles

June 21, 2020

Thinking of you all. Father's day....ugh..so much hurt right now. I hate that you are hurting. I'm grateful John is no longer hurting. I love you and I'm sorry for what you all went through and what you are going through.

I remember so many texts and cards when James died and the ones that meant the most to me were the ones where someone said they are praying for me. I so need God as I go through this grief process. So please know I commit to praying for each of you as God puts you on my heart. And prayer works. He'll help you get from moment to moment, breath to breath.
Love,
Lisa

Laura Beard

June 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss, Mary. Although it's been years since I have seen you, I definitely remember John as such a nice & all around great guy. Loving thoughts & deepest sympathies for you & all of your family. It was really nice to see all of the pictures. Please take care.

Linda (Mount) Bonnett

June 15, 2020

Mary and family, I was very saddened to learn of John's illness and passing. Although I had not seen John in years, I have the fondest memories of him from our high school CYO days! John was a good guy, always upbeat and very funny! His great personality and wit added spice to any deanery function he attended!
Heaven is a better place having John there now! I'm so sorry for your loss. May God grant you much peace and comfort. You have my sincere and heartfelt sympathies!

Kelly Teykl

June 15, 2020

Mary, John,Cathryn and Michelle ,
So hard to believe he is gone . Thank you for sharing John with our family. So many wonderful memories at the deer lease and our casino trips. We will continue those trips as a know John would want that . Keeping you all in my prayers . Love you all 🙏🏻😘

Bettye Stone

June 15, 2020

Mary, I am so sorry to hear about John. My heart hurts for you and your family. I know from experience there is nothing anyone can say that makes it any easier but the one thing I do know, in time you will smile when you remember him and the love you shared, the funny things he did and said. It will come but it does take time. You were lucky to have had many years together but we are never ready to give up the ones we love. I pray God will comfort you and you will feel his peace and love in your life.

Much love to you
Bettye Stone

Donna (Bishop) Webb

June 15, 2020

Dear Mary and family, I am very heart broken for y’all at the loss of your husband/dad. I was not able to attend the visitation but know my heart was there for y’all. John was such an awesome guy, yalls tribute to him says it all, it was beautiful. Love and prayers for y’all in the days ahead.

Doug Zimmerman

June 15, 2020

John and I threw up together, oops, I mean we grew up together and I will forever miss that big man. Mary, I am so sorry but I was exposed to Covid last week and don’t have test results back yet, so I am forced to stay away from your family right now. Please know that John and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers and I know they will get you through this. He is with God. As for me, I am already planning to catch the Big One with Johnny once I reach the other side! Take care and I love you!!!!

Travis Teykl

June 14, 2020

Wow. I can not believe he is gone. I loved Johnny like a brother and he will be missed. So many good times with John and his family at the deer lease and many fun trips to the casino. Win or lose we always had a great time. I can’t wait to see you again on the other side brother. Gods speed.

Sam Reitz

June 14, 2020

So sorry to hear the sad news about John. We worked together off and on for over 30 years at different companies. We also hunted together quite a bit. He was always fun to be around. We will all miss him.

Troy Walling

June 14, 2020

John and I worked several projects together.
He was a big man. Big in laughter, Big in spirit, Big in heart.
Big in the heart of his family and will be deeply missed.
We will miss you as well, Big John.

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