Mr. James Bruce Stiles

  • Born: November 4, 1923
  • Died: January 15, 2016
  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Moore Funeral Home At Forest Lawn

1498 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715

Tel. (828) 667-8717

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Bruce Stiles, 92, of Asheville finished his life's race and went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, January 15, 2016. He was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina on November 4th, 1923. He was the son of the late James Carl Stiles and Carolyn Farmer Stiles and the brother of Lake Stiles. James was married to Margie Johnson Stiles for 72 years. She preceded him in death on October 23, 2015. He wanted to enjoy the joys of Heaven with her. James is survived by his daughter, Carole Stiles Bailey, her husband Ray; his son, Ronald David Stiles and Judy Stiles; and a sister Anna Ruth Henson, her husband Verlon Henson. James was a loving grandfather known affectionately as "Papaw" to Chad Stiles, Bethany Sensenig, Mariko Walker, and Rebekah Bailey. He was the great-grandfather of Noah and Oden Stiles, Celesta Edge, Jacob and Jolie Sensenig. He had several nieces and nephews that he prayed for and loved.
James was a member of Crossroads Assembly of Asheville where he served as an elder for many years, a World War II veteran, serving in France, and a member if the Erwin Hills Lion's Club. James worked as an adjuster for Allstate Insurance and earlier as the body shop foreman with Skyland Oldsmobile. When he retired at age 62, he spent several years delivering "Meals on Wheels". He loved gardening and was able to enjoy planting his final garden last spring at the age of 91. He was lovingly known for his butternut squash by friends and family.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00PM prior to the service at 2:00PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Crossroads Assembly. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Candler, NC. Flowers tributes are welcome or memorial gifts may be made to Crossroads Assembly or the John F. Keever Solace Center.
Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn, Candler is assisting the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

It is with great sadness we have heard about Brother Jim's passing. He (and Margie) were such an encouragement to everyone that knew them. Jim is before the throne, but we know that we will see them again, and not far in the future. May the Father of lights give all of you peace, strength, and courage during this time of loss.You are in our prayers.

Posted by Tom and Connie Muse - Asheville, NC   January 20, 2016

DEAR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF James Stiles! I worked with James at Ingles a few years ago and always enjoyed seeing and talking to him when we saw each other, then and any time in the future!

Posted by GLENN O'KELLEY - Asheville, NC - friend   January 19, 2016

We were sad to hear of Mr. Stiles passing. We bet that he's planning his new garden in heaven already. God bless all of his family.

Posted by Danny & Annette Ledbetter - Alexander, NC   January 19, 2016

He was a great neighbor and friend. We will miss him greatly. We will keep you in our prayers.

Posted by Kent & Inez Lominac - Alexander, NC   January 19, 2016

So sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

Posted by Carol Merrill - Asheville, NC   January 18, 2016

My condolences to the Stiles family. I was blessed to assist Mr.& Mrs. Stiles several times when they needed Home Health Physical Therapy. They were both an inspiration and a wonderful blessing to many friends and family. May our Loving Creator hold onto you during these challenging times (1Pet.5:7)." - -
In prayer,

Posted by Brenda Walker - Alexander, NC   January 18, 2016

Jim and Margie were very special people to us. Their consistency in their walk was evident of the depth of the faith they professed. Jim was a man of great wisdom and dignity who always made a difference to those fortunate to know him. God bless all in the family.

Posted by Gary and Tonya Robinson - Candler, NC   January 18, 2016


Carole and Ray, so very sorry to hear of the death of your dear father. My prayers are with you during this very sad time. May God comfort you and family. Love and prayers, Rosa Brigman

Posted by Rosa Brigman - Weaverville, NC   January 17, 2016

We are thinking of you and send our love and sympathy. We will be out of town Tuesday, but pray God will bless and give you peace. Terry and Brenda Boggs

Posted by Brenda and Terry Boggs    January 17, 2016

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by Moore Funeral Home At Forest Lawn - Candler, NC   January 17, 2016

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