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John Giles, 77, Columbia, KY (1945-2023)

John Harold Giles of Columbia passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Green Hill Nursing and Rehab in Greensburg. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Giles chose cremation, and a graveside service will be held at 1pmCT on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at the Caldwell Ridge Cemetery.

John Harold Giles was born in Knifley, KY on August 19, 1945, to the late Edgar and Margaret Anna Roberts Giles.

Mr. Giles was an Ordained Minister on the radio broadcast of I Claim the Blood Ministry and attended the New Concord Church. He enjoyed fishing, tractors, mowers, growing wildflowers, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Gloria Engstrom Giles of Columbia, KY; a daughter Lynita Greer (Stewart) of Knifley, KY; a stepdaughter Cindy Sneed of Liberty, KY; a step grandson Daniel Sneed (Megan); two step great grandchildren Myah and Wesson and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings Hershey Giles, Hansford William Giles, Lois Brawner, and Manuel Giles.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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John H. Giles, 77, Columbia, KY (1945-2023)

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