John Wyles Sr.

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 10, 2008

FERRIDAY — Services for John Butler Wyles Sr., 83, of Ferriday, who died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Ferriday, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Comer Funeral Home in Ferriday with the Revs. Hershel Clanton and Donald Money officiating.
Entombment will follow at Oakley Cemetery under the direction of Comer Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Wyles was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Extension, La., the son of Alvie and Amanda H. Wyles. Mr. Wyles had been a resident of Ferriday for 57 years and worked in construction for T.L. James for 25 years. He later owned and operated convenient stores in Ferriday and Clayton. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He loved to run his beagles, which he also breeded. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Genevieve J. Wyles, his son Glen Allen Wyles, his daughter, Delores Wyles, and two brothers, B.D. Wyles and Herman Lee Wyles Sr.
Survivors include two sons, Leon B. Wyles Jr., of Vidalia, and David C. Wyles, of Denham Springs; four daughters, Janice McManus, of Mandeville, Gwen Ensminger, of McNeil, Ark., Mae Blaney, of Clayton and Ann Ostrom, of Baton Rouge; sister Mary Belle Gardner, of Freeport, Texas; 22 grandchildren, Debra F. Blackwell, Jerry Lynn “Jay” McManus, Lyn Ensminger, Shannon Anderson, Robin Hemba, Jeffery Ensminger, Nicki Vines, Honey Douglas, Hester Rainey, Jessica Blanchard, Trey Wyles, Bubba Wyles, Stephen Wyles, Rachel Sullivan, Jessica Hornsby, Virginia “Jenny” Wyles, Olivia Wyles, Glen Donald Wyles, Lee Allen Wyles, Greg Ostrom, Brennan Ostrom and Michael Ostrom.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Trey Wyles, Bubba Wyles, Stephen Wyles, Jay McManus, Lyn Ensminger, Jeff Ensminger, Lee Allen Wyles and Gregory Ostrom.