Tyler Giles


Tyler Giles, 28, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at his home after an illness.

He was born March 27, 1992, in Taylor County. Tyler was a proud Alumnus of the Adair County Band and had worked in retail sales.   He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jimmie Otterson, Sr. and Tommy Giles, and an uncle, Jim Giles.

Survivors include:

His mother & step-father – Juanita Otterson Cowan & Anthony of Columbia

His father – John Giles of Columbia

Two sisters – Chanley Otterson Grant (Mackenzie) and Kiley Hutchison all of Columbia

One step-brother – Tyler Cowan of Columbia

Maternal Grandmother – Geraldine Otterson of Columbia

Paternal Grandmother – Barbara Giles of Columbia

Two nephews – Alexander & Xavier Grant

Four uncles – Jimmie Otterson, Jr. of Columbia, Kenny Otterson (Carrie) of Berea, Johnny Otterson of Murfreesboro, TN, Jeff Giles of Diego Garcia

Two aunts – Hope Otterson, Jennifer Ferguson (Mark) all of Columbia

Several cousins, other relatives and friends

In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service was private with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.   For friends wanting to share in the celebration of Tyler’s life, the service was recorded and uploaded for viewing on our website.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


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