R. Joe Stiles age 67, of rural Wapak passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Lima Memorial. He was born May 29, 1954 in Lima to the late E. V. and Millie (Davis) Stiles. He married Mary C. Hemphill July 18, 1986 and she survives in Wapak.
Joe had been a lifelong farmer and had retired from Mid-Ohio Chemical as a manager. He ran track in high school, loved his dogs and riding Gold Wings. He was a big Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed fishing and camping. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 395 and Am Vets Post 333 and a former member of the Moose at Indian Lake.
Additional survivors include daughter Tracie (Tom) Joseph of Waynesfield; sons: Barry C. Stiles of Walbridge, Tom (Carlie) Stiles of Wapak,; grandchildren: Brylynn and Maddie Flinn, Peyton Joseph, Braeden, Raelynn and Griffin Stiles and Parker Joseph; siblings: Vernon (Sharon) Stiles of Lakeview, Doris (Doug) Marshall of Richmond, VA, Karen (Mike) Perrine of Westland, MI, Steve (Pam) Stiles of New Knoxville and Gary (Pam) Stiles of Decatur, TN and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son: Adam Stiles June 6, 2021.
A memorial celebration of life will be Saturday, April 9th at the Waynesfield American Legion Post 395 starting at 2.
Memorial contributions may be given to Sunshine Children’s Home Maumee, Ohio.