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Donald R. ‘Don’ Giles

GILES-Donald obit

Donald R. “Don” Giles, 58, of Quincy, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at his home. He was born in Alabama on July 15, 1955, to the late William Ralph and Flora Helen Walker Giles.

On June 21, 1975, he married the former Audrey Cook and she survives, along with three sons, Charles Matthew Giles of Quincy, Joshua D. Giles of Sidney and Eric Christopher James (Sally) Giles of DeGraff; four grandchildren, Chelsea, Shelby, Riley and Shailyn Giles; a brother Bill (Cindy) Giles of Lakeview; numerous nieces and nephews; many great friends and a special companion Baxter. He was preceded in death by his brother, Tony Giles, and a stepbrother, Robbie Williams.

He was a member of the Stony Creek Church of the Brethren, where he had been baptized. He held a private pilot license and loved to fly his airplane.

A master machinist of steel fabrication by trade, he enjoyed restoring trucks and cars, but most especially had a passion for restoring antique tractors and fabricating parts for them. His workmanship of sheet metal fabrication for the restoration of antique tractors earned him recognition all over the United States. He was also a member of the Logan County Antique Tractor Association.

Bob Covault will conduct a graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside EMS, 105 S. Boggs Street, DeGraff, OH 43318 and Wilson Home Health & Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney OH 45365.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.

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