William “Bill” Allen Hiles, 76, of Denver, IN, passed away at 9:09 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 in the comfort of his home.
Born on January 16, 1945 in Peru, he was the son of Robert (Bob) and Lucille (Hockett) Hiles.
He graduated from Peru High School in 1963.
Bill is a retired veteran of the United States Navy serving on the USS Gearing as a radioman. He was very proud to serve his country and enjoyed every minute he served.
After 44 years of employment, Bill retired from Square D in Peru. Along with working at Square D he also owned his own contracting company, B & C Roofing and Siding and did many residential roofing, renovation, and repair work around Miami County.
Bill was an active member of the Denver Baptist Church and the Denver Lions Club where he was a big part of the Lions Club Denver Days Festival. The festival won't be the same without his big booming voice on the microphone announcing all the events through the weekends.
Bill married Rochelle J Ruble (Wahlig) on October 27, 2018 at the Denver Baptist Church, Denver.
In his free time, Bill was an avid fisherman, loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his wife, watching the Indianapolis Colts play football, working in his yard, riding his golf cart to the Post Office with Heidi running as fast as she could beside him, spending time with his children and harassing his grandchildren. He loved spending time with his beloved wife Rochelle and his faithful companion Heidi.
Survivors include his loving wife Rochelle, daughters Shannon See (Terry) of Bunker Hill, Tammy Hiles of Peru, Amanda Cook (Chad) of Miami, IN; sons Robbie Hiles and Thomas Hiles both of Peru, Derick Ruble (Crystal) and Shane Ruble (Krystal) both of Kokomo; grandchildren Kacey Hiles, Christina (Trace) Garten, Ryan See (Alannah), Samantha (Spencer) Murphy, Caidence Peak, Ciara Duke, Kaden Ruble, Naomi Cook, and Harper Ruble (Littlebit); great grandchildren Jessie, Lyric, Raiden, Clara, and a little one on the way due in November; brothers Ronnie (Pam) Hiles, Jerry (Tammy) Hiles, Jeff Hiles, and Rick (Shannon) Hiles all of Peru; several nieces and nephews.
Bill was proceeded in death by his parents Bob and Lucy, a brother Bobby, a grandson Leeland, a daughter-in-law Jennyfer Ruble and unborn grandson Leo.
The funeral celebrating the life of Bill will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana, with the Pastor Jerry Long officiating. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, IN., with full military rites, weather permitting.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Denver Baptist Church, 111 N. Yorick St. or the Denver Lions Club, PO Box 184, Denver, IN 46926.
Also, in honor of Bill’s love of motorcycle riding, you are welcome to ride from the funeral home to the gravesite in Denver. There will be a group set-up for this.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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Denver Baptist Church
111 North Yorick, Denver IN 46926
Denver Lions Club
PO Box 184, Denver IN 46926