Byron Stiles


Byron Stiles
Byron Stiles

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.

9 Replies to “Byron Stiles”

  1. So sorry to hear about Byron. He and I started police academy together and worked together in the field a great deal. We were room mates when I married my wife Donna. He was a great friend and I will miss him. Earline we will keep you in our prayers. Fred McWhorter.

  2. Tim and I are sad to hear of his passing. We were out of town last weekend. We will keep all of you in our prayers Earlene Gina and Steven.

  3. I met Byron when his office was in the Federal Building downtown. I worked for the InternalRevenueService. I also attended church with Byron and Earlene for several years. Byron was a wonderful Christian man. I had the greatest respect for him and Earlene. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the Stiles.

  4. Sweet cousins Earline, Gina, Steven, and Ronnie,
    I know you are missing Byron right now but he is with our Lord and Uncle Burke, Aunt Jane, our grandparents and having a high old time!
    He was just a sweetheart I will miss him.
    Love and Stiles big hugs to all of you.

  5. I work at The Cottages and I helped take care of Mr. Byron. He was so so sweet. I was working the day he moved in and when I brought dinner to him and his family, he turned his hat around backwards and said “jump on my horse with me”.. He had his little stuffed animals he would call his babies and take care of, and ask me to babysit if he needed to run an errand. Then of course we had our little play dates with the “babies”. He was a character, even though I only knew Byron for a couple months it was still an honor to help take care if him. He was a great man. I will never forget him.

    1. We were so grateful for the amazing care at The Cottages! You made a huge difference in our lives. Thank you for what you do!!

  6. I first met Byron Stiles in 1972 while serving as a Navy Recruiter in Amarillo, TX and found that he already knew a lot about me. He had done the background research required for my military security clearance about three years earlier.

    Our acquaintance grew into a valued friendship lasting 50 years. I have the utmost respect for this man of integrity and Christian example. He set a standard we should all strive to match.

    God bless Byron and his sweet wife Earlene.

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