James Richard “Dick” Chiles, 85, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Piggott.

Dick was born on Jan. 9, 1935, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late James Richard and Iva Sears Chiles. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Germany. Dick later retired from the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Paragould, and a graduate of the University of Missouri. One of his favorite things to do was play golf.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Chiles, of the home; brother, Merlin Scott Chiles of Palm Springs, Calif.; daughter Lissa Tabor of Paragould; son, Kevin Thompson of Paragould; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.

A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

To leave a lasting memorial, please consider First United Methodist Church in Paragould.

An online guestbook is available at www.heath funeralhome.com.

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