Niles G. Person, 71, of Fountain City, passed away on Wednesday, March 9 at his residence.
He was born in Richmond, Indiana on July 28, 1944 to Neles and Mary Louise Herzog Person.
Niles was a 1962 graduate of Richmond High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps, including two combat tours in Vietnam. He began a career at Richmond Power & Light before moving to Natco for 10 years. He returned to RP&L, where he spent his remaining working years until retirement. Niles enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, and riding his quad. When he wasnât outdoors, he enjoyed watching IU.
Niles will be missed by his wife, the former Carolyn Smith; daughters & sons-in-law, Ashley & Scott George, Rhonda & Scott Jenkinson, Amy & Jim York and Staci & Mike Ramey; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Alma Toney and Nilene Hosier; and his brother, Robert Person, who was killed in action in Vietnam.
Visitation for Niles will be from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
A graveside ceremony with military rites will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Bethel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Forest Foundation, 2000 M Street NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036 or online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/americanforestfoundation?icn=donate&iad=donate_monthly .