Byron Stiles, 81, of Amarillo, TX passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Byron was born on June 17, 1940, in Carrizozo, NM to Burke and Jayne Stiles. He has one younger brother, Ron. Byron began his career in law enforcement in Lordsburg, NM in 1962. He graduated from the Amarillo Police Academy in 1962, after moving to Amarillo, TX. Byron trained and began working for the Naval Investigative Service and Defense Investigative Service in 1966. He retired from NIS/DIS at the age of 50 years old. He attended WTAMU then moved to Tucson, AZ in 1992 to intern at Sierra Tucson Treatment Center. He received his Master’s degree from WTAMU in counseling in 1995.
Byron was a private Christian counselor after working at Family Support Services and Head Start. He retired in 2012. Byron loved the church, taught Sunday School, and was a deacon. He was a strong Christian man who loved the Lord with all his heart.
Byron enjoyed woodworking, yard work, and tinkering in his garage; but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren, and his wife Earlene.
Byron was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and uncle who loved unconditionally and loved to laugh.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Earlene, of Amarillo, TX; his children, Gina Stiles and Steven Stiles, both of Amarillo, TX; a brother, Ron Stiles and wife Carolyn, of Amarillo, TX; and three grandchildren, Shea, Skyler, and Ashlyn.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or The Cottages at Quail Creek-Alzheimer’s Memory Care, Attn: Lorry Parker, Director.