Martin Wise Giles
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Martin Wise Giles
  • November 6, 1936 - August 14, 2017
  • Brandon, Florida

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GILES, Jr., Martin W., 80, of Brandon, FL, beloved husband and father went to be with the Lord on August 14, 2017. Former news anchor for 970 WFLA Radio in Tampa, ABC Radio in New York, Far East Network -U.S. Forces radio in Japan, and several Florida radio and TV stations during a more than 50 year award-winning career in news broadcasting. A Florida native born in Durant to Martin and Lois Giles. Graduate of Plant City High school. Served in the U.S. Air Force. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Frances Hacsi, and brother Paul Giles. Survived by his wife, Ping Chen and daughter Meryl Jo Giles; former wife, Maki Giles, and their children and grandchildren - son Frederick Giles, granddaughter Carolyn Giles and great-grandson Kai, son David Giles, daughter Catherine Strecker (Ralph), daughter Susan Giles Wantuck (Frank) and grandson Christian Wantuck; sister Esther Murphy, brother John Giles (Charlotte), and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, August 18, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m., with funeral service on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.