Joseph Stiles Jr.
June 4, 1925 - November 11, 2009


Life Legacy

STILES, JR., JOSEPH M., 84 of Sebring, FL went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 in Tampa, FL. Joe was born in Akron, OH moving to Sebring at the age of 5. He attended Sebring High School and graduated from Admiral Farragot Military Academy, St. Petersburg, FL, class of 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy (1943-1946). He attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX returning to Sebring working in the family business, Stiles Standard Oil, Bulk Plant. In 1953 he married Vee Vee Shefield and they were owners of Stiles Furniture. Joe was a member of the N.R.A. And former board member of Highlands General Hospital. He attended First Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Jewell (Tate) Stiles, Sr. and wife, Vee Vee Stiles. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Louise Heston Stiles, Sebring; son, J. Marty Stiles, III, Elizabeth, CO; daughters, Sharon Stiles Ellard, Bradyville, TN and Jackie Stiles, Sebring; step-sons, Jerry, Terry Heston both of Avon Park, FLand Pat Heston, Tampa, FL; step-daughter, Tina Dupriest, Sebring; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation 4-6 pm, Sunday at Morris Funeral Chapel with services 11:00 am, Monday at First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army. Online condolences may be expressed at, MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Sebring, FL.


Born: June 4, 1925
Place of Birth: Akron, OH
Death: November 11, 2009
Place of Death: Tampa General Hospital
Occupation: Oil Worker:
Stiles Standard Oil,
Owner: Stiles Furniture
Organizations: NRA

Preceded In Death By

Joseph Martin Stiles Sr., Father
Jewell (Tate) Stiles, Mother
Vee Vee Stiles, Spouse

       Survived By

Louise Heston Stiles, Spouse
J. Marty (Elizabeth) Stiles III, Son
Sharon Stiles Ellard, Daughter
Jackie Stiles, Daughter
Jerry Heston, Step-Son
Terry Heston, Step-Son
Pat Heston, Step-Son
Tina Dupriest, Step-Daughter
thirteen grandchildren
one great grandchild