Henry Colby Iler

May 9, 1934March 14, 2014
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Henry C. Iler, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 14, 2014. Henry was born in Gainesville, GA on May 9, 1934 to Henry C. and Nancy Smith Iler. Henry leaves behind his beloved wife, Jean, his son, Jim Iler of Atlanta; daughters, Cherrie Granger of Atlanta; Terri Hoffman and Dawn Kilpatrick of Statesboro; grandchildren, Kayce Brawner (Darnell), Sarah Granger Russell (Adam), Jared Kilpatrick, Erin Iler, Colby Granger, Brandon Iler, Bailey Iler, Madison Shuman and Kyler Stubbs; 8 Great Grandchildren; a number of distant cousins; his former wife, Miriam Iler of Cochran, GA and his beloved dog Journey. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Kilpatrick. Henry was an artist and professor and head of the Art Department at Georgia Southern University for most of his career. An avid music lover and musician, Henry was loved by many and will be sadly and greatly missed. Visitation will be held 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Friday, March 21, in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held 6:30 PM Friday, March 21, in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with the Reverend Larry E. Bird officiating. Please visit our online memorial at, to sign the online guestbook and share fond memories with the Iler family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County, P.O. Box 581, Statesboro, GA 30459 or the Hearts and Hands Clinic, 127 North College Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, March 21, 2014

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Nancy Scott

March 22, 2014

Jean I have no words that can ease your pain right now. But know that Henry touch many with his sweet and gentle soul. You and Henry helped me alot with dealing with my grief. Thoe it was a sad time for us,we had some nice memories of our trips back and forth to Savannah. I love you Jean we have know each other a long time. God bless and sweet memories everlasting.

Teri Carper

March 21, 2014

God is with you. Sending our love and prayers...
Teri and Andrea and Ellie and Vern Johnson.

Becky Newsome

March 21, 2014

Hey Cherrie,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I know you all will miss him dearly. I lost my husband, Lavon Newsome last May and I know the sorrow you are going through. May the good Lord be with each of you. From the 70's also at Marvin Pittman. Your old friend Becky (Lowery) Newsome

Michael Hendrix

March 21, 2014

Jim, my heart goes out to you and your family. God bless!

Connie Parker-Fitch

March 20, 2014

Cherrie, Jim & Family. Loss is such a hard thing to accept. Sadly the loss deepens when the love is so great! So, I know from my experience, yours is very deep. Your love for your father, husband & Grandfather shows in your online photo's....what a great life! This life we are traveling through only happens once, you have to make the most of what time on earth we have. Death of loved ones, changed me and made me realize what is important! I am sure it will you too. Through death you can learn to live a more meaningful life. Just remember, we will all be reunited one day on the other side....what a reunion that will be! From the 70's @ Marvin Pittman Cherrie..Your forever friend! :)

Jan Wilson

March 19, 2014

Jean you and your family are in my prayers may God hold you in his arms right now.

Terry Pye

March 18, 2014

Ms Jean, Moose and I were so sorry to hear about Mr. Henry Thoughts and prayers go out to the family RIP Mr. Henry

Angie Gerguis

March 18, 2014

I am so grateful to have known Henry in this life. I look forward to seeing him again in the next. Jean, may God's Peace find you when you cannot find it. You and your family are in my prayers.

Dr.F. C. Ellenburg

March 18, 2014

I never knew Jim very well while I was a professor at GSU. I supervised many art student teachers and they spoke highly of him. My prayers go up for his family and the GSU family R.I. P. Jim

Delphia Florence, Classmate

March 18, 2014

I'm sorry for the lost of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.