Jimmy Lee Jiles Sr., age 73, of Ranburne, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. He was born the son of the late Tyree William Jiles Sr. and Fannie Mae Adams Jiles on February 21, 1943.

He was retired from Southwire Company with over 30 years of service. He was a member of Plantation Baptist Church. He enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities, including metal detecting, visiting flea markets and yard sales, and maintaining and repairing cars and trucks.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Gail Jiles Malone, Judy Jiles Reeves, Joyce Jiles Wagner, and Jerome Jiles.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Watson Jiles, their children, Jennifer and Philip Davis of Carrollton, Georgia; Lee and Kristi Jiles of Bremen, Georgia, and Priscilla and Wayne Barger of Auburn, Alabama, their granddaughters Carmen Jiles, Callie Jiles, and Addie Jiles; one brother and sister-in-law, Tyree William Jiles Jr. and Lottie Mae Jiles of Douglasville, Georgia; several brothers and sisters-in-law, James Wagner of Winston, Georgia, Nola “Sam” Jiles of North Carolina, Curtis Max Watson of Bowdon, Georgia, James Wendell and Gale Watson of Muscadine, Alabama; Wayne and Kanella Watson of Ranburne, Alabama; and Michael and Kathy Watson of Bowdon, Georgia; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2016, at Rainwater Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jiles’s nephew Ty Jiles officiating and Stacy Hendrix conducting committal services. Interment followed at Cleburne County Memorial Garden in Ranburne, Alabama. Visitation was held at the funeral home from noon–2 p.m.

We, the family, would like to offer a special thank you to Southern Traditions Nursing Home of Buchanan, Georgia, particularly Julie “Tea” McAlpin, the nursing, and the CNA staff, for their compassionate commitment and professionalism in treating our husband and dad. Your love and care comforted us as we know he received the best possible treatment by healthcare professionals who love their careers and genuinely cared for him as a whole person, not as only a sick body. May God bless each of you.

Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www.rainwaterfuneralhome.com.

Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon.

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