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Dewey W. (Junky Joe) Giles 89, Knifley, KY

Mr. Giles was the head of a large, respected North Adair County family. He leaves 71 living descendants. He was a veteran of World War II and was accorded full military honors by the Marion Co. DAV. He was buried at Caldwell Ridge Cemetery, 2705 Caldwell Ridge RD, in Adair County, KY following the funeral in Campbellsville, KY on Tuesday, July 21, 2009.
Received Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at 10:16amCT

Mr. Dewey W, (Junky Joe) Giles, age 89 of Knifley, died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at his residence after a long illness.

He was the son of the late David Lee Giles and Bessie Mae Bottoms Giles and was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, Marshall Pink, Johnny Lee and Samuel Ray Giles, Betty Giles, Inez Cave and Baby Giles at birth. One grand-daughter, Brittany Giles, one grandson, Rodney Giles and one great-grand-daughter, Precious Taylor. Mr. Giles was a veteran, having served his country with the United States Army during World War II.

Mr. Giles is survived by his wife, Viola Holcomb Giles, and the following:
  • Nine children and their spouses, David and Elaine Giles of Taylorsville, KY; Dewey and Sue Giles of Knifley, KY; Richard Rodney Giles of the Philipines, James Lewis and Cheryl Giles, Jerry Wayne and Mitchell Giles all of Knifley, KY; Brenda and Donnie Cilone of Louisville, KY; Anna and Richard Johnson, Jr., Knifley, KY, and Donna Hall of Summersville, KY

  • Twenty-five grandchildren: thirty-five great-grandchildren and two-great-great-grandchildren

  • Two brothers and five sisters: Earl Gene Giles of Ohio, Charles Dale Giles of Knifley, KY; Pearl Arnold and Emily Magdeline Lucas both of Louisville, KY; Emily Faye Dixon of Indiana, Denny Pyles and Judy Pyles both of Knifley, KY.

  • His step-mother: Bonnie Hardwick Giles of Campbellsville, KY.
Funeral services for Mr. Dewey W. Giles were held at 1:00pmET, Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at the Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Caldwell Ridge Cemetery, 2705 Caldwell Ridge RD, in Adair County, KY with full military honors by the Marion County DAV.Reverend John Harold Giles officiated.

Pallbearers: Great grandsons - Jeremy Hall, Christopher Giles, Adam Giles, Brock Burkhart, Brian Curry, Darius Young II, Justin Jewell, Davey Giles, Jerry Barksdale, Steve Giles, and Tim Giles.

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