John Roy Stiles

December 26, 1942 - January 1, 2012

12/26/1942 - 01/01/2012

Past Services

Wednesday January 04, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Thursday January 05, 2012
Greenwood Cemetery-Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Thursday January 05, 2012
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

STILES, John Roy, 69, of Benwood, WV, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling.
He was born December 26, 1942 in Wheeling, a son of the late Jess W. and Laura Fagan Stiles.
John was retired from Valley Camp Coal #1 mine and later drove a bus for OVRTA, and was a Lutheran by faith.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Russell L. Stiles.
Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Sharon Griffith Stiles, and their 2 children; Barbara Ann Stiles, of Bayfield, CO, Denise Cappelletti and her husband David, of Martins Ferry, OH, a brother, Sidney L. Stiles and his wife Carol, of Wheeling, 3 grandchildren; James, John and Samantha Sanderson, and 2 great grandchildren; Shane and Meicca Sanderson.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 4, from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where services will be held on Thursday at 11:30am.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at

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Pat Wilson
8 years ago

Dear Sharon and family, John will be missed by everyone he knew. He was always cheerful and pleasant to talk to on the bus. We used to talk about you and Butch and things that were going on at the post office all the time. I will always remember how he used tell my daughter she was a beautiul little princess. He always teased her and made her laugh.

Butch and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and if you need anything, please call.

Our love to all

of you.

Butch and Pat Wilson

Baker, R. Michael
8 years ago

Dear Sharon and Family; I hope to be able to attend John’s Service, but If not; Please know that my thoughts and Prayers are with You. John was a wonderful man always smiling and full of life; I will remember him always and the many times he offered to help and his kind words. God Bless each and everyone of You. Take Peace in knowing that he suffers no more and resides with the Lord.


Linda Welsh
8 years ago

Dear Sharon,

I am so, so sorry about John’s passing. And I am sorry that I cannot be more support or help for you right now. This is the number one thing I hate about my job…losing someone i’ve come to regard as a true friend. Both of you are always in my thoughts & prayers.

Annie Shepard
8 years ago

Dear Sharon,

Just heard that John had passed. You know how I loved that funny little man. As soon as I hung up the phone call from Margie, I blew him our special sign! I’m sure he is in heaven with Mom & Dad laughing at all of us. Don’t forget you have friends that care.



Karen Drahos
8 years ago

I am sorry to hear about the passing of John. I know him from driving the bus. He was a very kind and caring person he was and he took his job seriously.

From bus passagener

Karen Drahos

Bill and Judy Pack
8 years ago

Sharon and family,

My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Sharon you and I just said that we would not make it to Heaven if what John has been through isn’t enough…Yes he is with the Lord but he had you to help him get there. You have been the light of his life, God will bless you for that. John will be sending us both chalk so we can make it to the top of the steps. If we can help in any way please call. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

Bill and Judy

j arameish
8 years ago

Sharon and Family:

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Bob and Janice Arameish

jane cwalinski
8 years ago

Sharon my dear friend, I am physically far away but emotionally right beside you. I hope you can feel the love I am sending you. John was my good friend for many many years and I enjoyed all the laughs we shared. Your loss is heavens gain. I am sure he will keep em laughin up there till we get there.

David & Debbie Skiba
8 years ago


Debbie and I are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy, and you and your familiy are in our prayers.

Michael Arameish
8 years ago

Sharon, Denice & family,

So sorry for your loss. John was a sweet man. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He made so many people happy. And he had a loving wife who took good care of him in sickness and in health. To all who knew him and loved him my condolences.

8 years ago

Sharon, Denise, I am so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Sharon I see you from time to time at Post office & I never knew That Roy was your husband & a bus driver that transported me numersous times. He was also so friendly , & smiling. My prayers go out to all of your family in this time of sorrow. God has taken him home & will care for him from this day forward. God Bless each of you. Beth Chasity & Bill Birketts mom

Harlean Shook
8 years ago

Sharon, OMG I am so heartbroken for your family. John will be missed by a lot of people, he was a wonderful man and well loved by many. I know you are in pain over John’s loss but remember the great times you had together. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Harlean