James K. Stiles was born in Elyria, Ohio in 1948. He was graduate of North Ridgeville High School. James was a United States Navy Veteran of 6 years. He moved to Florida as a young man and lived the remainder of his life in South Florida. He was an avid hot rod car enthusiast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth E. Stiles and Janie B. Stiles. He is survived by a brother Charles Stiles of Wellington, Ohio, a sister Patricia Stiles of Shaumberg, Illinois, a niece Kristi Yonts of Oberlin, Ohio and a nephew Brian Stiles of Greenwood, Indiana.