Mr. William “Billy” J. Jiles, 62, of Galesburg passed away at 2:35 pm Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home.
He was born April 26, 1958 in Galesburg the son of Melvin Mims and Serena (Marchank) Jiles.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph Miller and Dominic Jiles of Iowa, three daughters, Jessica Jiles, of Iowa, Jennifer Jiles and Jasmine Pearson of Illinois, a brother, Royce (and Sandy) Jiles of Nebraska, a sister, Donna (and Doric) Smith of Georgia, nine grandchildren and his ex-wife, Julianne Jiles of Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Virgie Oliver and Malinda Oliver Bruce.
Billy graduated from Galesburg High School in 1976. He was a licensed boxing coach in Galesburg and was inducted into the Galesburg boxing hall of fame. He enjoyed the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears and playing pool. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events.
Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel. Funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel. Rev. Robert Donaldson will officiate. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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