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Jared H. Giles
Date of Birth : February 14, 1986
Date of Death : August 24, 2019

Our beloved son, Jared H. Giles lost a long, hard-fought battle with alcoholism and substance abuse on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Jared, a smart, quick-witted, funny, young man, brightened the lives of our family from the day of his birth on Valentine’s Day 1986.  No doubt, he was definitely a people person who enjoyed making people laugh to the extent that his father tagged him “Fun Monster” as a young, highly active toddler.  And, this enjoyment extended on into his adult life.

He made friends easily both to his benefit and his detriment.  Jared was always very protective of, and caring toward, his younger brother, Jordan.

Jared was a 2004 graduate of George Washington High School in Charleston WV. He received his electrician certification from Benjamin (Ben) Franklin Career and Technical Center in Dunbar, WV.

He was an IBEW union electrician, and he practiced his trade effectively for several years.  He had also been employed by Embassy Suites, Distinctive Gourmet, and First Watch here in Charleston.

Unfortunately, despite several efforts at overcoming his issues and difficulties, he was, ultimately, unsuccessful, and we lost him. Our hearts are broken.Jared will be dearly missed by his mother, Sharon Mask Giles, his father, Clinton H. Giles, his brother, Jordan C. Giles, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial service for Jared will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 1530 3rd Ave. on the West Side of Charleston on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM in the afternoon, with the Rev. Dr. Braxton Broady officiating.

The family will receive visitors beginning at 11:00 AM. at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in memory of Jared H. Giles are made to: Prestera Foundation, Post Office Box 2672Huntington, WV 25726   304-414-3061.

You may send condolences to the family at : www.barlowbonsall.com

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the


Ann Polites and family , Posted on 30 Aug 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
Please accept our deepest sympathies. We never had the honor of meeting this bright young man but know Dad. Ann, Whitney and Tommy Polites
Fr. Olof Scott , Posted on 30 Aug 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
We are saddened to learn about the passing of your beloved son/brother, Jared, this past week. Please know that we hold Jared and you in our prayers. May the Peace of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ comfort and strengthen you through this difficult time. As we pray in the Orthodox Christian tradition, “With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Thy servant, Jared, in that place of brightness, that place of verdure, that place of repose, where there is neither sickness, nor sorrow, nor sighing, but life everlasting. Sincerely, Fr. Olof & Eva Scott Lisa, CHS ’91, (Hilliary) Scott Chris, CHS ’93 (Molly Brown, CHS ‘95) Scott Tim, CHS, ’97, Scott
Teresa A Ansell , Posted on 30 Aug 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
Clinton and Family, I am so heartbroken for all of you for this tragic loss of your beautiful son. I can\'t find the right words to express the sorrow I am feeling for you. My son fought addiction for 14 years so I know what Jared and your family have suffered. It is a horrendous disease. I almost lost my son more than once. God bless all of you and please know I am keeping you in my prayers that God grants you comfort and peace. Warm regards, Teresa Ansell
jackie pitchford , Posted on 31 Aug 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
Mr. and Mrs Giles I am so sorry about Jared I did not know him personally but I can see he was a great son I am sorry that I can not be at the viewing or the service My heart goes out to your family Also prayers going your way for the family Jackie Pitchford Susie Garrison