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Lt Col (Ret.) Stan Giles

Lt Col (Ret.) Stan Giles
  • October 30, 1954 - June 12, 2015
  • Louisville, Tennessee
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
    "1 Corinthians 4:2 Scholarship Fund,"
    attn: Scholarship Coordinator

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“Sandy, I was blessed to have met Stan in Air War College, sharing knowledge and great memories! His stories were amazing and touched all of us. He...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Jackie Van Ovost

“I was blessed to meet Stan at Air War College where we were in the same Seminar. He had an amazing witness, a joyful walk with the Lord, and a love...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Jim Vechery - Germany

“I'm sorry that I did not make it to the service! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! I have also made our church family aware of your loss. ...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Ryan Banks - Maryville, TN

“May he rest peacefully in Gods loving arms in the heavens above. Special prayers to his loving wife and children. God Bless, Pam Doty from John Jay...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Pam Doty - San Antonio, TX

“After years of conversations in his office, the fitness center, and the dining hall, I am a better father and a better man because Stan shared his...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Kevin Przewrocki - Knoxville, TN

“Stan was truly one of my dearest friends. Along with Sandi, Scott, and Shannon, we all have had a special bond. We will miss Stan but his legacy...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: David and Tammy Leyva - TX

“Sandy, Scott and Shannon- we were so sad to learn of Stan's illness this winter and now of his earthly passing. He was an awesome teacher of...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Ron and Diane Holmes - Clinton, IA

“Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. ”
8 of 34 | Posted by: Keith and Shirleen Jackson-ServiceMaster of Clinton - IA

“My prayers are with Stan's family. Stan and I attended DTS together in the 80's and we served in eastern Iowa together too. Stan was a great thinker,...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Randall Scheil - pastor friend

“STAN SINCERELY SOUGHT TO EXTEND GOD's LOVE THROUGH DEVELOPING FRIENDSHIPS & SERVING EVERYWHERE. HE BLESSED US WITH MEMORIES OF GREAT LIFE TOGETHER. ...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: JIM WILSON - COLLIERVILLE, TN

“Sandy, Scott and Shannon. So sorry to hear of Stan's passing. Always enjoyed our conversations and his presence at our soccer games. You are all in...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Eric, Lorri, Rachael, Hannah and Emma Gettes - IA

“My heart is sad for Chaplain Giles' family. Please know he was a compassioate mentor and spiritual guide for so many of us who worked beside him in...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Lynda Parker - Lenoir City, TN

“God bless you all. ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Bob and Dixie Shaff - IA

“Giles Family, I am so sorry for the loss of our Brother Stan. I was fortunate enough to meet Stan when we attended Air War College. It was truly a...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Michael Howard - Mansfield, OH

“I will always remember the Giles. It was a blessing to set under his teaching. I will always remember how he blessed my soul. Also, how he let me...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Doris Murray - Overland Park, KS

“Sorry for your loss and my prayers for the family ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: James Miracle - Clinton, IA

“Best Chaplain ever, our condolences, he will be very much missed, but his legacy will live on through us. May God bless you during this time and...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Jonathan kadis - stanwood, WA

“Wishing the family strength to get through this loss. Sandra, Scott, Amiee, Shannon, Hunter, Diego, Jay, and Baby Acosta I wish you all the strength...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Anonymous

“Sandy and Family! So very sorry to hear for your loss! Holding you close to our hearts and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers now and in the...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Jerry and Marian Malek - IL

“So sorry to hear this news. May your sweet memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Praying you feel God's loving arms around you! ...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Lara Kimmer - clinton, IA

“I'm shocked and saddened by this news...Chaplain Giles was such a great man. He helped me through some extremely trying times and he helped me remain...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Danielle Holloway - Louisville, TN

“Stan was the pastor at the church in Clinton, IA when I started attending it. He is the main reason my husband and children started attending with me...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Sparky and Brenda Bentley - IA

“He had such sweet heart, a wonderful smile and always kind words. He will truly be missed. ”
23 of 34 | Posted by: Katherine Decker - Maryville, TN

“Stan Giles was my pastor when i moved from Ohio to Clinton, IA. I only knew him for a few short years, but he had a huge impact on my Christian...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Diane Wilson - Thompsson, IL

“Sincere sympathy from the Shelby (IL)family goes out to Sandy, Shannon, Scott, his siblings Cheri, Mike,Jerry and his father Gerald. I do not think...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Richard Shelby - Decatur, IL

“May he rest in peace and may comfort be granted his family. ”
26 of 34 | Posted by: Jim Gleason - New York, NY

“So sorry for your loss my thought and prays are with you. ”
27 of 34 | Posted by: Carolyn Payne - Louisville, TN

“Sandy, we are so sad to hear of Stan (Chaplain Giles). You two welcomed us into your home to share your love, support and faith when we first arrived...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Kirk Hayes - Riverview, FL

“Stan was a wonderful servant of God and for the military. Every meeting with Stan was a blessing and he greatly affected so many. We will miss him...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Kerry and Joe Thornell - SD

“Sandy and family, we are sorry for your loss but rejoice in Stan's home coming with our Lord. May you all feel God's peace and comfort that only He...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Kay Brown - Freeport, IL

“Love and hugs from Rick and Candi. May He comfort you through these next days. ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: Candice Sonerholm - klamath Falls, OR

“Sadly, Stan and I were not close at all, as he was ten years older than I was and our paths seldom crossed. By the time I was old enough to become...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Kelly Giles - Republic, MO

“As children we spent mostly summers & holidays together, at our Grandparents (Mammaw & Grandaddy) in Oscar, Ky...I remember Stan being the quiet one...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Sonya Fields - Paducah, KY

“Visits to Mamma and Granddaddy's are memories I'll always keep close. Your book is special to our hearts. Thank you for never forgetting Mom. ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Babs Bugg McNeely - Richmond, VA


Lt Col (Ret.) Stan Giles of Louisville, TN, died June 12 of brain cancer. He was born October 30, 1954. Lt Col Giles was ordained in the Evangelical Free Church and served for 30 years as a pastor, and for 27 years as a Chaplain in the Air National Guard. In this capacity he served state-side and abroad in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Antarctica. He recently retired from the 134th Air Refueling Wing at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard base in Knoxville, TN. Shortly before retiring he was diagnosed with brain cancer but received excellent medical care and kindness from the UT hospital, as well as overwhelming support from the 134th family. Sandra, his wife of 39 years, survives him. They met in their college years and married in 1976. They had a great relationship with little sadness but excessive joy. Two wonderful children also survive him: son Scott (Aimee); daughter Shannon Acosta (Hunter); his grandson Jay Giles, and baby Acosta, who is due in October. He is also survived by his father Gerald Giles, three siblings: brother Jerry Giles (Robbie), sister Cheri Giles, and brother Mike Giles (Cheryl); three brother-in-laws: Gary Kahlstorf (Vicki), Dan Kahlstorf (Renita) and Bob Kahlstorf (Cheryl); and several wonderful nephews and nieces. His mother, Jackie Giles, his mother and father in-law, Harold and Faye Kahlstorf, and two brother-in-laws, Jeff and Keith preceded him in death. Years ago he came to faith in Christ and was humbled by the grace and mercy of God. His faith in Christ gave him hope for eternal life and thankfulness for God's grace in his decades of living. He invited everyone reading this to think seriously about his or her own relationship to Jesus Christ. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 18, at the North Campus of Sevier Heights Baptist Church from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by the Memorial Service. Burial services will take place June 19th a 9:30a.m. at the VA Cemetery on John Sevier Highway. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to: Dallas Theological Seminary, "1 Corinthians 4:2 Scholarship Fund," attn: Scholarship Coordinator; Compassion International; or Doctors Without Borders. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.