David Downey Stiles V, of Bloomington, passed away at 1:14 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 4, 2017) after an auto accident in rural Bloomington.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Justin Iverson officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church. A celebration is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Downs Community Fire Protection District.
Memorials may be directed to The David D. Stiles V Scholarship Fund at Tri-Valley High School.
David was born May 26, 1998, in Normal, the son of David Downey and Heather Darnall Stiles IV.
He is survived by his parents, of Bloomington; his sister, Sydney Stiles, Bloomington; grandparents, Greg and Louise Darnall, Bloomington; Dave and Gerri Stiles III, Lexington; aunts and uncles, Sarah (Brad) Jameson, Bloomington; James (Stacie) Darnall, Kingsport, Tenn.; Rebecca Stiles-Bergquist, Normal; and Deborah (Edward Bonos) Stiles-Moors, Naples, Italy; cousins, Ben Bergquist, Ainslee Moors, Levi Jameson, Adriana Jameson and Matthew Darnall; his best friend and “brother,” Matthew Gilmore, Bloomington; his extended family and many other close family friends.
David was a 2017 graduate of Tri-Valley High School and played on the 2015 2A championship football team, and was attending Heartland Community College. David worked at his family-owned business, Adrian’s Shoes and Repair/Redwing Shoes Store in Bloomington. He was kind and genuine, had an infectious smile, never knew a stranger and was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. Anyone who ever met him became an instant friend for life. David had the kind of personality that was loved by all and as a result was loved by everyone whose life he touched. When you met him, you were never able to forget him.
David’s pride and joy was his family, friends and his big black truck. He enjoyed loud trucks with big tires and if it rolled coal even better. Some of his happiest and most memorable moments was when he would go boating, snowmobiling, cleaning his truck with his friends, time with his pets and all the family vacations, especially Mexico.
David adored his sister Sydney. He lived life to the fullest. “Roll Coal ... Ya Bud.”
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