Randall E. “Randy” Wiles, who spent his career as a ticking sales executive, died Sept. 15 in New Orleans, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 64.
Wiles was vice president of regional sales with knit supplier Innofa USA, based in Mebane, North Carolina, which he joined in 2010. Previously, he spent over three decades with the former mattress fabric supplier Blumenthal Print Works in New Orleans, where he was vice president and sales manager.
“Each of us grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual, and also for the terrible loss his family is suffering,” said Johan Cleyman, Innofa USA general manager. “Randy developed business with a passion and earned enormous respect from customers, and from his colleagues in the business. We will miss his enthusiasm, work ethic, wonderful personality and sense of humor; he was a great person to work with, and a friend.”
Born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Wiles attended Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing. An ace pitcher and a southpaw, Wiles played four seasons for LSU, setting several university pitching records that still stand for shutouts, one-hitters and two-hitters. He also had a brief career in Major League Baseball when he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals then traded to the Chicago White Sox, for whom he played five games during the 1977 season.
Survivors include his parents Stephen and Theda Rae Bonewell Wiles; his wife of 42 years Marjorie Branch Wiles; daughter Meredith Jane; son John Stephen and daughter-in-law Alexis; siblings, Stephen Wiles, Rebecca Wiles Collins and Robin Wiles Harwell; and a grandson.
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