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Robert Lee Hiles, Jr.

In Loving Memory

Robert Lee Hiles, Jr.

1/30/1938 - 5/16/2017

Robert Lee Hiles, Jr. was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 30, 1938.  He passed away peacefully with family at his side on May 16, 2017.  Robert, also known as Gunny, proudly served as a United States Marine from 1955 to 1975.  Serving as a Drill Instructor for thousands of Marines, Robert prepared and led his Marines in the Tet Offensive of 1967-1968.  After retiring from the Marine Corps, Robert worked for Amoco Chemical Company for 20 years.  After a second retirement, he stayed busy running a communication company for five years before driving busses for Friendswood and Pearland school districts. He was very active in veteran organizations.

Robert is survived by his wife of 36 years Carol; daughter, Michelle and husband Robert Mills; son, Scott Brooks; grandchildren, Lauren and husband Trent McClain, Hunter Brooks, and Chance Brooks; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Gillian, and Jameson McClain. He also shared a special bond with his beloved in laws.

Anyone who was around him and knew his sense of humor was drawn to him and loved him.

Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, with the funeral services following at 11:00 A.M.  Interment will be at 2:30 P.M. at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Disabled American Vets and God’s Army. Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

May 21,2017 - 10:31 am

Roseanne Peters

My deepest condolences to you and the family, Carol. May Bob rest in peace. You are in my heart and prayers.


May 21,2017 - 3:29 pm

Ashley Mills

So sorry for your loss, Michelle. I've been praying for you and your family. Just know your Dad is now up there with God watching down on you Love you! Ashley Mills


May 21,2017 - 8:44 pm

Gerald Carter

Prayers for comfort for Carol and Gunny's entire group of family any friends. Rest Easy Brother.


May 21,2017 - 11:18 pm

Karen Davenport

Prayers for Carol and Bob's family. I enjoyed working with Bob and especially loved his sense of humor. Much love pal. RIP.


May 22,2017 - 7:50 am

Linda Whittington

Sorry for your lost. Prayers for you & your family. Hold all those good memories close to your heart.


May 22,2017 - 1:59 pm

Gladys Meynier Laxton

Carol, so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. I will keep you and the family in my prayers. God Bless You.


May 20,2017 - 3:08 pm

Donald F Smart

My deepest condolences to Carol and family. I served with the Gunny in 1971 at MB Subic Bay RP. Semper Fi. AMF Gunny.


May 19,2017 - 8:12 am

Linda Gibson

May you rest in peace. My prayers are with you and your family.


May 22,2017 - 4:10 pm

Darrell & Pam Willis

Gunny May you rest in peace. Our prayers are with you and your family. Semper Fi Marine


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