November 2, 1946 ~ April 16, 2022

Born in: Cambridge, MA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

November 2, 1946 – April 16, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 2:00 p.m.
Arden Presbyterian Church
2215 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, NC

With a Bachelor’s Degree from Butler University and a Master’s Degree from
Yale University, Mr. Stiles pursued a life-long career in symphony orchestra management. His posts included major symphony orchestras in Indianapolis, Denver, Spokane, Springfield and New Orleans.
His legacy as a husband, father, brother and grandfather simply excelled in every way. He will be sorely missed, but dearly remembered.

“And let us run with perseverance
the race marked out for us, fixing
our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and
perfector of faith. For the joy set
before Him, He endured the cross,
scorning its shame, and sat down
at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2

Wife, Kathryn; Son, Seth & Katie; Daughter, Kelley
Sisters Wendy & Laurie
Grandchildren Luther, Henry, Jesse
Keelen, Isabelle, Isaac


Memorial Service: June 4, 2022 2:00 pm

Arden Presbyterian Church
2215 Hendersonville Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828) 684 7221

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  1. I love you forever and ever my dearest superhero and big brother Bob. I know you are with us and, along with our beloved parents Gib and Joie Stiles, you are always watching over us. I can hear your gorgeous voice soaring with Mom’s amazing piano accompaniment there with you. I look forward to singing with you again along with our sister Wendy one day too. “ROWELA” forever. She and I and many others will help keep your memory and spirit alive here. Your nephew Logan and grandniece Harper and grandnephew Wyatt love their Uncle Bob very much. You know one of the reasons I married my dear husband Lincoln is because he reminds me of you. Thank you for showing me how to be more loving, kind, adventurous, brave, fun and faithful in our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Love Always and See You Soon,
    Your Littlest Sister Laurie

  2. Robert “Bob” Stiles was the best big brother Laurie and I could have had. His sense of humor and positive attitude stayed with him his entire life – from growing up in Libertyville, Illinois to his retirement years in Asheville, North Carolina. Bob loved to hike and enjoyed the beauty of nature. I will never forget one memorable hike Bob and I went on with our Dad when I lived in Sedona!
    Bob loved his family, including the four-legged members. His singing voice was incomparable – he had such a talent. Bob was an Army veteran, having served his country after college. He was a different kind of warrior as he battled ALS the last five and a half years of his life – still maintaining his positive attitude as he inspired others.
    For my husband Chuck, Bob was more than just a brother-in-law. They truly respected and cared for one another. Bob may be physically gone, but his spirit is with us forever.
    Your adoring sister Wendy

  3. Your brother was so kind and thoughtful to others. I got to meet him and went to a concert and even got a motorcycle ride. He truly was very Christ like and always wanted to help others.


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