Fort Worth -- Jerald Wayne Biles went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, December 22, 2020. He was 74. Born in Dallas, Jerald was the son of Louis and Doris Campbell Biles. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Forrestal during the Vietnam War. He was a longtime member of the North Fort Worth Historical Society and a volunteer for the Stockyards Museum. Jerald retired after 20 years of service at the Ranch Style Beans manufacturing plant. He was a talented artist who filled his house with model train layouts of his own scenic designs and created detailed dioramas for friends and family. An aviation buff, he once built his own ultralight aircraft. Jerald was also a lifelong racing fan. He loved to travel, especially taking camping trips with “the boys.” Special thanks to the staffs of Community Heathcare of Texas and Homeward Bound Caregivers. He was preceded in death by his parents; special stepfather, Lewis Bradford; brother, Raymond Biles; and sisters, Jean Perry, and Karen Barry. In addition to his wife, Sarah, Jerald is survived by his daughter, LeAnna Schooley and her husband, Gabe; sister, Karla Davis; brother, Douglas Bradford; sister-in-law, Sue Ann Hayley; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. A service at the grave was held Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the North Fort Worth Historical Society, 131 E. Exchange Ave., Ste. 113, Fort Worth, TX 76164, in his memory, is suggested.
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