Gary Alan Biles, 75, died June 4, 2022 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born on August 19, 1946 in Great Bend, the son of Orville and Thelma (Cain) Biles. Gary married Julita (Campbell) Howard on August 10, 1994 in Russell.
Gary had been a resident of Hoisington since 1996, coming from Russell and Larned, and spent most of his growing up years at Palco. Gary was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hoisington, SRCA, a former member of the Mid America MOPAR Association, and enjoyed drag racing, fishing, and hunting in his younger years. During his most active career years, Gary managed a gas station in Larned, worked in construction and the oilfield, and was a mechanic, plumber and carpenter. Never having idle hands, more recently her time has been taken up with lawn care, landscaping and tireless volunteerism.
Survivors include his wife, Julita of the house; children, Jeremy Biles (Kellie) of Jasper Mo., Ondrya Hardten (Jerry) of Great Bend, Christine Schultz (Jared) of Ellsworth, Sheri Howard of Virginia City, Minn., and John D. Howard, III of Wahiawa, Hawaii ; one brother, Rick Biles of Russell; a sister Sara Billinger (John) of Hill City; 15 grandchildren, Kirk Mannette, Alyssa Mannette, Taylor Biles, Katelyn Biles, Kylee Biles, Aaron Scheck, James Waller, Caitlynn Waller, Emily Waller, Ryan Schultz, Addie Rose Schultz, Samantha Howard, Ava Haavisto, Alexis Howard and Lily Howard ; and four great-grandchildren, Michael Mannette, Kaiser Mannette, Magnolia Biles and James Logan Waller.
He was predeceased by one brother, John Biles; and two sisters, baby Sharon Biles and Joan Biles.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at First United Methodist Church, Hoisington, with the Reverend Chris Lehew presiding. Cremation will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Memorials are for First United Methodist Church, care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.