James “Bill” William Iles, age 55, Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. Visitation will be held at Langsford Funeral Home from 12:00-2:00 pm on September 8, 2021, followed by funeral services at 2:00pm. Graveside services will occur at 3:00 pm at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens.
Bill was born January 20, 1966 in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Holden High School in 1984. Bill married Nikolette December 2, 1995 in Lee’s Summit, MO. His greatest love and best friend was his wife, which he did everything with. Family was Bill’s world; he would do anything for anyone- including complete strangers. Bill was inducted into the Tribe of Mic-O-Say in 1980 as Little Sacred Totem. He was an avid gardener with the ability to bring life to any plant that was given to him. Not only was he good in the garden, but he also excelled at culinary arts, often inviting many people over to enjoy his meals Additionally, he was an eclectic artist, often creating works out of stone to give to his loved ones. Bill felt most at ease in nature amongst the trees where he would create some of the most moving poetry. Listed below you will find one of Bill’s original poems.
Doors and drawers, the many shelves of forgotten things,
Pictures and memories, books full of remedies,
A life of any human being.
Senility, a rest of our mental test,
A pause with our daily grind.
Never forgotten, only misplaced, those treasures of our minds.
Our fears are faced and quickly replaced with questions about our time.
And lost forever, those thoughts of ours, to the ones we leave behind.
March 24, 2012
He was preceded in death by his sister, Teresa Michelle Iles Atwell, brother-in-law Christopher Atwell, and best friends, Ward Hutcheson and Edward Mallory. Survivors include his wife, Nikolette Iles; four children, Tabitha Powell of Blue Springs, Alexandria Iles of Kansas City, Sabrinia Iles of Lee’s Summit, Jeremiah Iles of Lee’s Summit; son-in-law Tim Powell; four grandchildren, Malachi, Oren, Oliver, Leyla; parents, Marylan Jewell Iles and Jesse William Iles of Kingsville; his brother Jesse Wesley Iles of Kingsville; several nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome at https://gofund.me/c3921c75