September 25, 1921 ~ May 5, 2005

Born in: Rockingham, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James C. “Jimmie” Liles, of 185 School Road, Malvern Hills, Asheville, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the WNC Baptist Home. Mr. Liles was born in Rockingham, NC, and was a son of the late Charlie Alexander Liles and Lily Mae Brooks Liles. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother Lila Liles, his step-father Jack Zitter, a son James Charles “Chip” Liles and two step-brothers Barney and Jack Patrick. Mr. Liles worked as an accountant for more than thirty years and was a member of the West Asheville Kiwanis Club and Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife Betty Adams Liles; one daughter Laurita (Rita) Liles of Arlington, VA; two sons Wayne Paul Liles of Asheville and Daniel (Danny) Liles and his wife Charlene of Winston-Salem; one granddaughter Amy Liles of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Elizabeth (Libby) Robertson and her husband Gilbert of Candler and Edith Catena and Mildred Bryant of Clearwater, FL; a stepsister DeLourdes Shaver of Wisconsin, and special friends Lois and Samuel Foster. A private service was conducted Saturday by the Rev. Enoch Ball, Jr. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials by made to one’s favorite charity. They also express their appreciation to the staff of the Baptist Home for the professional and loving care extended to Mr. Liles.

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  1. My favorite Uncle is now with God’s angels – we will miss you even though our vists weren’t that often you still had a special place in our hearts and we will cherish the memories of the times we shared. Rest in Peace.

  2. Lib, my thoughts & prayers are with you during this time of grief. Please know I will be thinking of you.
    Love, Shirley

  3. Lib, my thoughts & prayers are with you during this time of grief. Please know I will be thinking of you.
    Love, Shirley

  4. Dear Betty and all the surviving
    family of Jimmie,

    I used to be a friendly competor
    with Jimmie but he was always glad
    to see me when I visited him at
    his office-no matter how busy
    he was! He was short in stature
    but tall in friendship, compassion,
    and generosity. I know you will
    miss him and so will I, even though
    I did not see him very often
    in recent years. My deepest condol-
    ences to you folks.

    George K. Peterson

  5. I remember Jimmy from the time he worked at Asheville Baking Company in their accounting department and I worked in the truck repair garage. My father, Ganes was Route Supervisor at that time. Jimmy will be missed by the many people who he came in contact with over the years. Each of us came away a better person for having knowm Jimmy. My sympathy goes out to his extended family.

  6. Betty and the family,

    I am sorry to hear of Jimmie’s passing and my deepest smypathy to all of you. Working for Jimmie was a privilege for he was a wonderful boss and friend. I learned so much from him both in accounting but also in humanity. I remember his wonderful sense of humor, which was wicked at times, and that he was someone you could confide in. This world has lost a wonderful human being and will missed. Again, my condolences to all.


    Peggy Guest-Totherow

  7. I read about Mr. Liles passing on the Dwarfism forum on Yahoo. It seems to me that this man was a gift to all who knew him and will be missed. I send my thoughts and prayers to his son Wayne and the rest of his family and friends.

  8. Ms. Libby:

    I’m so deeply sorry about the passing of your brother, and I am sorry I didn’t know sooner to help comfort you in your grief. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. We don’t know of all the joys on the other side, but what we do know it’s all abundent joy!!

  9. Jimmy was a distant relative, but a good friend. He was always upright, positive and joyful to be around. I talked to him several times about the only important thing on earth, where and how to spend eternity with Our Gracious Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I pray that as i write this, he sits in amusement with the Savour and is refoicing with HIM.

  10. Growing up in Asheville and Trinity church, I remember fondly Jimmie. I was good friends and classmates with Chip and Danny. My father, James Hutchison and a lot of my extended family still are in Asheville. Dad told me of Jimmie’s passing and I wanted to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences.

    Daren Hutchison

  11. I will never forget my Uncle Jim and all the times he took me, my sister, Rayona, our cousins, his children, Chip, Danny, Rita, and Wayne Paul to school. How he would take our whole family on country drives, our family dinners with his first wife Laura, my beloved aunt on my Mothers side, Pauline when we all lived in Asheville, NC. All of our love to you Uncle Jim, RIP, Love Paulette Holloway, Tucson, AZ


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