Douglas Steven Giles


Douglas Steven Giles, 62, of Columbus, passed from this life at 11:57 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Doug was born June 24, 1955, in Franklin, Indiana, the loving son of Elvin L. and Fay D. Burton Giles.

He married Bethann Juraskovich December 30, 1978.

Doug graduated from Columbus High School in 1973 and he received a Master’s Degree from General Motors.

Doug had a long history in the auto parts business. He was the manager of inventory control at Carver Toyota of Columbus and retired from Columbus Chevrolet.

He was a member of Waynesburg Christian Church and St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 20.

He cherished the time he spent with family and friends and had a passion for doing family genealogy.

Doug is survived by his wife of nearly 39 years, Bethann; his sons, Stephen Giles of Columbus, Indiana and Gregory Giles and his fiance, Carrie Bay of Columbus; a daughter, Stephanie (Bryan) Beckwith of Montrose, Colorado; a grandson, Erich Lee of Montrose, Colorado; a sister, Bev Kiel of Taylorsville, Indiana; a nephew, Craig Kiel II of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a niece, Taylor (Gurpartap) Gill of Indianapolis, Indiana; and a great-niece, Nya Gill of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joey L. Giles, who passed October 25, 2000.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with David Burnett officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.

A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday by members of St. John’s Masonic Lodge.

In keeping with Doug’s wishes, cremation will take place following the funeral service. Private inurnment will be at the Garland Brook Mausoleum at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

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