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James "David" Giles

Obituary for James "David" Giles

September 23, 1934 - September 23, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 83

He will always be remembered as being loving, kind and generous to all who knew him.

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James "David" Giles went to be with the Lord on his 83rd birthday, September 23, 2017. His is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara (Freeman); daughter, Lisa (Jim) Banner; son, Michael (Cindy) Giles; son, David Melichar; grandchildren, Mitchell Giles Floyd, Alexandra (Brian) Jones, Audrey (Jared) Dalton, Jason Giles, Melissa Giles, Brett Giles; step grandson, Tony Rodriguez; sister-in-law, Nell Giles Perkins; nephews, nieces, numerous great grandchildren and many dear friends.

David was born on September 23, 1934 in Milford, Texas. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and then earned his B.A. degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University in 1961. He and Barbara were wed on August 11, 1962. During his career, David worked with Goodyear, Tenneco, and Autotronics Systems, Inc. In 1976, he and his two business partners (and lifelong friends) built and operated Stop 'n Serv, Inc., a chain of convenience food store and gasoline operations in and around Houston. Throughout his career, he remained a devoted and loving husband and father. David was a longtime member of Champion Forest Baptist Church. He was also a Master Mason.

David enjoyed water and snow skiing for many years as well as golfing and hunting. He especially liked spending time at the ranch with his son-in-law. Some of his greatest joys were times traveling the world with his bride and discovering new adventures together.

He will always be remembered as being loving, kind and generous to all who knew him. Although we will miss him terribly, we celebrate his life, well lived and well loved.

A service, celebrating David's life will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to NAM (Northwest Assistance Ministries), 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, Texas 77068 (281) 885-4609.

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Memorial donations may be made to NAM (Northwest Assistance Ministries), 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, Texas 77068 (281) 885-4609.

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Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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