Jimmy Giles was a man who loved Jesus and never missed an opportunity to tell everyone he met, if you did not already know his Savior, he was happy to tell you all about Him! Jimmy Giles, owned and operated Giles Marble Works in Redan, Georgia. He grew up in the monument business and it was a huge extension of who he was. His job often entailed meeting strangers at the most difficult point in their life and when it was all said and done, these "strangers" had welcomed Jimmy Giles into their family. He touched the soul of everyone who ever entered his shop. There were no need for words; his heart was felt. Jimmy took the quality of the products he produced very seriously and was not satisfied until he knew his customer was pleased. This dedication to service took breath, when the City of Stone Mountain declared Aug. 16th, Jimmy Giles Day. All throughout the city, you will find engraved bricks crafted by Giles Marble Works, as well as a State of Georgia granite sign at the entrance to Stone Mountain Park. Jimmy's dedication to service blankets the Southeast from the Squire and the Slammer World Golf Hall of Fame in Florida, to many local and civic memorials such as Life Light Memorial at Peachtree DeKalb Airport, to the Veterans Memorial in Loganville. His legacy can be seen throughout our state and many others far and wide. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diane Giles, his daughter Stacy Dean, son-in-law Michael, grandsons, Matthew and Ethan Dean, brother B.K. Giles. The celebration of Jimmy's life will be held on March 15th with visitation at 1:00, followed by a service at 2:00 at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Jimmy's honor to the Lupus Foundation at 1850 Lake Park Dr. Southeast Smyrna, Ga. 30080

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Jimmy and I were inducted into the army on the same day, July 11, 1963. We did our
    basic training at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. He was a very nice guy.
    Sorry for your loss.

  2. Diane and Stacy, my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. I know you have many, many wonderful memories. God bless you.

  3. We enjoyed meeting Jimmy and Diane in Nova Scotia a few years ago. Our thoughts are with you Diane and your family.

    Ross, Jemma and Kemp MacKay
    Bedford, NS, Canada

  4. What a blessing to know that Jim is in great health today and in the presence of Jesus! He was a great man.

  5. Jerry and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Jimmy (we knew him by Jimmy) He left wonderful memories of all who knew him. Susan Hall Burgess

  6. Sorry for the lost of your dear loved one. Surely he will be missed by all. Please read God’s word and promises for comfort that very soon death will be no more. Isaiah 26:19

  7. Mr. Giles was a great man always willing to help us whe we needed him.from a special design or building stone walls or just good advice. He will be missed

  8. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We enjoyed his fellowship in Sunday School for many years. What a joy to know where he is now and what he is experiencing. He will be missed.

  9. Praying for this sweet family! We loved Jimmy Giles so much and our lives are forever blessed by knowing this amazing man of God!! So many fond memories of our time at Redan include Jimmy Giles!! Until we see you in Heaven!!

  10. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you both in the passing of Jimmy. So many memories of him come to mind, especially the memory of how much he enjoyed seeing Irene be a bridesmaid in our Julie’s wedding! He will be missed and his work will forever live on in all the beautiful monuments he created! Our love and prayers. God bless! Earl, Debra and Jason Bryant, Julie Bryant Glaze

  11. Sincere condolences to the family. May you find peace and comfort in each other and in God’s promises for the future ( Revelation 21 : 3,4 ).

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook