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Charles T. “Tom” Hiles

Charles T. “Tom” Hiles, 75, of Sarver, formerly of Queenstown died Saturday, December 23, 2023, at Fair Winds Manor, Sarver. 

  He was born on April 18, 1948, in Queenstown, he was the son of Charles L. and Mary Katherine (Uenking) Hiles. 

  He was a graduate of Karns City High School, Tom enlisted in the US Navy and served from 1967 to 1971. He spent his career as an over-the-road truck driver working for Pennzoil and Matalack. 

On February 16, 1973, Tom married the former Doris L. Crosby. She survives.

Tom was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church in Natrona Heights, the Teamsters Union, the VFW Post #7073 Parker, and the Bradys Bend American Legion Post #488

He was also a supporter of the NRA and a member of the Burnt Ridge Rod and Gun Club, he enjoyed woodworking, watching westerns, and wrestling.  You could find Tom every morning, reading the daily paper and the Bible.  

Tom is survived by his wife, Doris L. Hiles of Sarver. Five sons, David and Amanda Hiles of Kittanning, Bill and Heather Hiles of Petrolia, Jonathan and Paulette Hiles of Cowansville, Tim and Emily Hiles of Butler, Micah Hiles of Slippery Rock, and 13 grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Clayton, Karley, George, Tyler, Ryan, Alyssa, Gracie, Max, Kiersten, Kenzie, and Allie. 

He’s also survived by two sisters, Nancy and John Buzard of Rimersburg, Sues and Robert Vensel of Bruin, his mother-in-law, Betty Crosby of Brookville, and his faithful canine companion, Ginger.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends of Charles T. “Tom” Hiles will be received from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, December 28, 2023, and from 9:00-11:00 AM Friday, December 29, 2023, at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services 707 Kellys Way East Brady, PA 16028

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 29, 2023, with Rev. Joe Miller of the Harvest Baptist Church officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the Hiles family asks that memorials be made in Tom‘s name to the Harvest Baptist Church, 224 Harvest Ln., Natrona Heights, PA, 15065.

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