Gerald Loyd Wiles

Gerald Loyd Wiles, 74, of Memphis, formerly of Seymour, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Childress.

Services took place at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 14 at the First Baptist Church in Memphis.

Graveside services with Masonic Rites followed at 2 p.m. Friday, January 15 at Masonic Cemetery in Seymour.

Viewing was held from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 13 and from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, January 14 at Robertson Funeral Directors in Memphis. Viewing also took place from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday at Archer Funeral Home in Seymour prior to the graveside services.

Arrangements were entrusted to Archer Funeral Home of Seymour and Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Gerald was born January 6, 1947 in Knox City, Texas to Fred and Geraldine Gibson Wiles. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science.

Gerald married Debra Bowman on December 19, 1981 in Memphis. Gerald and Debbie were longtime residents of Seymour where they owned the Rock Inn Cafe from 1996 – 2015. They moved to Memphis in 2011 where they opened the Rock Inn Cafe in Hall County.

A proud Texas Tech fan, Gerald loved his Red Raiders. He served as a member of the Throckmorton Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd degree Mason. He enjoyed showing animals, woodworking and doing yard work. He also loved attending functions of his kids and grandkids. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Debbie Wiles of Memphis; his son Wade Wiles of Memphis; his daughters, Tami Land and husband Ray of Seymour and Holly Wiles and wife Jessica of Lubbock; his brother Rick Wiles of Seymour; his sister Freida Brown of Seymour; eight grandchildren, Justin Woods, Jacob Woods, Brayden Wiles, Kasen Wiles, Ryder Wiles, Kolt Wiles, Avery Wiles and Mason Wiles; a great grandson Jace Woods; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

The family request memorials be sent to the Hall County Livestock Association.

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