McMinnville resident and Warren County native Tommy Stiles, 49, was born July 9, 1968 and died suddenly Nov. 7.
The president of A.W. Stiles Contractors and a member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of A.W. “Catman” Stiles of McMinnville and Barbara Stiles of Spencer.
He was married on Dec. 15, 1994 to Christie Lorance Stiles of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kathryn and Caroline Stiles, both of McMinnville; brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Velma Stiles of Rock Island; nephew, Lee Stiles and wife Brittany of McMinnville; three nieces, Amanda Sain and husband Jared of McMinnville, Adry Snow of Chattanooga and Aryn Snow of Nashville; great-nieces and great-nephews, Eli Sain, Isaac Sain, Lacy Sain, Sawyer Stiles and Knox Stiles; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Barbara Lorance of McMinnville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lori and Chris Snow of McMinnville; and special survivors, Rage Softball Teams and A.W. Stiles Contractors family.
When a life is missed this much, one knows how much it was cherished, and Tommy was definitely cherished by so many. He never wanted anyone to go without a home or without love. He’s now in his eternal home after many years of hope, prayer, love, and fellowship. II Timothy 4:7-8 states, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” After fighting his fight and finishing his race, the Lord called on him and Tommy answered. He will be greatly missed by all of those who loved him and knew him. After his many years of faithfully worshipping God, caring for and encouraging others, growing as a person, loving and teaching all those around him, learning as much as he could, and of course fishing and flying, he’s finally in his eternal abode. “Home is where the heart is” is a very popular saying and his heart is with God now. We know he’s in Heaven teaching kids how to play softball, how to fish and fly planes, and teaching others everything else he knows. Although he will be dearly missed, we know God has received a good one.
Memorial contributions may be made to McMinnville Special Games or Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 10, 2017