June 16, 89, Goldsboro
David Lee Liles, Jr., 89, of Goldsboro, NC., passed away into the gates of Heaven on June 16, 2020. He was born on November 12, 1930 to the late David Lee Liles and Rebena Wyatt Liles. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Marie Jones Liles; brothers, Joe, Dick and Charles Liles; and paternal grandparents.
David made his living as a typewriter technician and worked for Worley Typewriter located on Main Street in Goldsboro for many years. He will be fondly remembered as a ‘character’ who would entertain those he knew with fanciful tales he often created on the spot. In reality, he was a kind man who cared and loved people he came into contact with. His bright blue eyes and quick smile were captivating, and his charm was infectious.
David grew up in the active home of his paternal grandparents, O.C. “Pop” and Hortense Fousaee Liles. Surrounded by aunts and uncles, he was the beloved “baby” of the household.
David is survived by his son, Richard Liles; daughter, Nancetta Liles; sisters, Ginger, Margie, Jeanne and half-sister Barbara Absher; aunts, Hilda Strider and Meredith Liles; many nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.
It was David’s aunts, Hilda and Meredith, assisted by his cousins Charles and David Rouse along with family friends Joan and Emory Daly who always made sure David’s social, physical and emotional needs were met at the end of his life.
A believer in Christ, David was a member of the Tabernacle Pentecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro, NC. The family asks that those wishing to make a memorial donation in David’s memory to consider Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct., Goldsboro, NC 27534.
The family will gather at a later date for a private service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.