W. Bruce Iles

August 26, 1938 ‒ January 11, 2017

Galion, Ohio

W. Bruce Iles, 78, of Galion passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Galion Hospital after a recent illness.

He was born August 26, 1938 in West Norwood, Kentucky and was the son of William B. and Mabel (Hinklin) Iles-Lindley. On November 7, 1957 he married Mary Anne Aten and they enjoyed nearly 60 years of marriage.

Bruce was a 1956 graduate of Galion High School and proudly served in the United States Navy. He worked over 40 years for Fisher Printing in Galion and later with Herald Printing in New Washington retiring in 2000. Bruce was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Galion. He was a die-hard Cleveland sports fan and had previously enjoyed golfing and bowling. But most importantly, Bruce will be remembered as a good husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Stephen (Anna Marie) Iles of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, Gerri A. (Edgar) Merida of Metairie, Louisiana, Scott (Kim Fields) Iles of Caledonia and Larry (Malinda) Iles of Marion; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Shirley Sickmiller of Galion and Mary Pappas of Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-father James Lindley; brothers Elton Eugene Iles and Don M. Iles and a daughter-in-law Hyong Sun Iles.

The family will have a private funeral service and burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church of Galion or Magnolia Community Services of Jefferson, Louisiana in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Bruce Iles, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Dear Mary Anne, Gerri, Scott, Steve, Larry and families,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was such a kind gentleman and so proud of his family. I enjoyed seeing him at his last class reunion. He had a great smile. I will continue keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. If I can help in any way, please let me know.



  • Mary Anne and Family
    My thought’s and prayers are with you all at this time. The man W Bruce Iles I considered one of my closest friends, he will be missed and remembered by all who new him.
    Gerald & Judy

  • We are so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. Know that we are thinking of you and your family.

  • My dear sister Mary Anne, Steve, Gerri, Scott and Larry, and families, To know Bruce was to love Bruce!! He will be so missed . Could never have had a better “brother.” Rest in peace dear Bruce. Our hearts are crying,but, we know that you are in Heaven now and free of pain.

    Bonnie and Neil

  • Mary Ann and family, So sorry for your loss. Bruce was a very kind and gentle man. He will be missed by all who knew him. God needed a angel and he got a good one. Take care of each other. Barb Huffman

  • Mary Ann
    So sorry to hear about Bruce . Prayers and thinking of you and family .
    With heavy hearts
    Jerry and Donna

  • Mary Ann and all the Iles Family,
    As Larry shared with me the news of his Dad’s passing, my mind raced to the many pleasant memories of going to your home on Sherman and Bruce’s warm smile (of course Mary Ann’s marvelous MM cookies) May you take comfort in the promises of the Savior during this time of grieving your loss.

  • We are sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Bruce was a really great guy! We will miss him. Sincerely Jeff & Janice Price & Family. Patti Kochheiser & family.

  • Mary Anne and families,
    We were so sorry to learn of Bruce’s passing. What a wonderful man who loved his family. Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Mary Anne,
    I just saw in the obits that Bruce had passed away, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my prayers and sympathy.

  • Maryann and family my thoughts are with you at this trying time. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  • So sorry for your loss. He was a good guy and had a great life and will be missed by all.
    The video was beautiful. Take care. Will have you in our thoughts & prayers.
    Marilyn & Don

  • So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Bruce at Fisher Printing. God Bless your family.

  • Maryann and Family’

    We were so sorry to hear of Bruce’s death. He was a good friend of many years and a very nice man. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy is with you and all the family.

    Dan and Pansy Thacker

  • Maryann and Family’

    We were so sorry to hear of Bruce’s death. He was a good friend of many years and a very good man. He will be missed. Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you and all the family.

    Dan and Pansy Thackder

  • Maryann and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Bruce”s death. He was a good friend for so many years and a very nice man. We’ll certainly miss him. Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to you and the family.

    Dan and Pansy

  • Mary Ann, so sorry about the passing of Bruce, just found today. The last time I saw you and Bruce, we had a short, but nice visit. He will be missed.

  • Thank You; Mary Anne & Family for sharing Bruce these many years. We will miss our conversations with him @ Church. It has been good to know & watch Steve, Gerri, Scott & Larry grow up before our eyes. Especially the hand shakes & arm wrestling with one of those characters!

    We have notified Tina, Tawnya & Grand Daughter Nicole of Bruce’s passing. All of us are in prayer for you all as we ask peace & understanding & comfort for your loss.

    John 3:16 with its four specific meanings, whether in life or death, does give us all assurance “There is rooms @ the Cross for Everyone!” God Bless us All!

  • We were so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • I just noticed that Bruce passed. Mary Anne, Gerri, all the family, my sincerest condolences. He was a very sweet man.