Iles, James Thomas (Graysville)

Thursday, October 26, 2017
James Iles
James Iles

James Thomas Iles, 82, of Graysville, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at home.

He was born in Sale Creek on Aug. 16, 1935, to the late William H. and Elsie (Shipley) Iles.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Burson, sisters, Willene Davis, Jean Payne and a granddaughter Brittney Flippo.

Tommy lived in Sale Creek and Graysville all of his life. He had been a truck driver, Graysville Water Superintendent and hung sheet rock. He also enjoyed fast cars, dirt track racing, reading westerns and working cross word puzzles. He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Alice (Higdon) of Graysville, two sons, Bill (Tami) Iles and Tony Iles, both of Dayton, two daughters, Wendy (Rick) Blevins, Beverly (Anthony) Knox both of Graysville, three step-daughters Dawn Garner of Soddy Daisy, Crystal (Tracy) Sutherland of Soddy Daisy, Kylene Pendergrass of Dayton and two step-sons Jack Pendergrass and Justin Pendergrass, both of Soddy Daisy. Also surviving are a brother, Marty Iles of Graysville, two sisters, Bobbie Cassidy of Graysville, Mickey Bell of Sale Creek and numerous step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Tommy will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Archie David Poole officiating. He will be laid to rest in Shipley Cemetery in Sale Creek on Friday at noon.

Please share your memories of Tommy on his online guest register at

The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends on Thursday after 5 p.m.

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