John “Jack” Wall Liles, Jr. ’56 died at South Village Nursing Home in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Nov. 26 after a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Raleigh, N.C., the son of John Wall Liles, Sr. and Aileen Chamblee Liles of Sanford, N.C. He graduated from Davidson College and from the UNC Law School in 1959.
He then moved to Raleigh and joined the law firm of Poyner, Geraghty, Hartsfield, and Townsend for a number of years before beginning private practice. He was an active member of Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church and served as chairman of the board of deacons.
He also served on the board of trustees of Wake Technical Community College and the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County. He was an active participant as a mentor through the Big Brother program of the YMCA.
He is survived by a son, John W. Liles III, P.O. Box 40038, Raleigh, N.C. 27629-0038; a daughter, Mary Howerton Liles of London, England; a sister, Lou Liles Knight of Burlington; and a niece and two nephews.