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Paul Joseph ‘Joe’ Liles

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Paul Joseph “Joe” Liles, 72, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Van Crest Care Center, Urbana.


He was born in LaPorte, Ind., on March 24, 1940, to the late Paul Justin Liles and Ruth Eleanor Barker Donigan. He also was preceded in death by a son, Scott Liles; and a sister, Sondra Myers.


On April 2, 1960, he married Patricia Thomas in Kenton and she survives, along with their children, Mike (Jackie) Liles of Huntsville, Brad Liles of Bellefontaine and Vicki (Russ Foust) Stratton of Bellefontaine; three brothers, David Donigan of Evansville, Ill., Michael Donigan of Clio, Mich., and Kenny Donigan of Missouri; four sisters, Patricia (Gerald) McKay of Holly, Mich., Paula Alber of Fenton, Mich., Kathy (Joe) Sweet of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Cheri (Tom) Rex of Gaines, Mich.; three grandchildren, Sara Kite of Dallas, Texas, Kierstin Liles and Kyler Liles, both of Russells Point; three stepgrandchildren, Nate Godsey of Belle Center, Heather Frazier of Bellefontaine and Ashley Minnig of West Liberty; three great-stepgrandchildren, Ireland, Dovelyn and Kamryn; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Joe was the produce manager at Kroger’s for 24 years and owned and operated Liles Sign Painting. He was an artist and painter, including hundreds of boats locally and many signs in Logan County and beyond.


He was a member of the Vineyard Christian Church, Bellefontaine, 4-H and was a Cub Scout adviser. He enjoyed family, boating, camping, fishing, traveling and motorcycles.


Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11:30 p.m. until a funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, officiated by Pastor Chuck Temple. Burial is in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation Express condolences at







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