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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Philip Griffin Biles, Jr.

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  • Philip Griffin Biles, Jr., 77, passed away from this life on April 25, 2013, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Family services were held on Saturday, April 27th at the First Baptist Church in Ardmore, Oklahoma, with the Rev. Howard McMurry officiating.
    Phil was born on August 13, 1935, to Philip Griffin Biles and Dorothy Lois (Gray) Biles in Madill, Okla. Phil graduated from Madill High School and Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in education. He married Cloyce Yvonne Morgan on June 15, 1957, in Springer, Oklahoma. He was an educator and a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Ardmore.
    Phil was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 36 years.
    He is survived by his daughters Becke and husband, Craig McMurry, Jan Love, Debbie and husband, Angelo Rizzo; sister, Joyce Burns; grandchildren, Howard McMurry, Daniel McMurry, David McMurry, Amber McMurry Chavez and husband, Ryan, Brent Love and wife, Sylvia, Breanna Love Anthony and husband, Craig, Aaron Rizzo all of Ardmore, Okla.; Matthew Rizzo and wife, Jenny of Durant, Okla., and Andrea Denhem and husband, John of Nixa, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Morgan Chavez, Madison Chavez, Jackson Chavez, Victoria Love, Christian Anthony and Ethan Anthony.
    Pallbearers for the service were Brent Love, Matthew Rizzo, David McMurry, Daniel McMurry and Aaron Rizzo. Phil was a good and faithful Servant and has left a legacy of Christ. Online condolences may be made at craddockfuneralhome.com.

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