Julius “Red” Koles, 89, of Rayland died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his home.

He was born June 27, 1928, in Deep Run, a son of the late John and Lena (Kuhn) Koles.

He was a retired Iron Worker with Local No. 549 in Wheeling, and a U.S. Marine in the Korean War. He also was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tilltonville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathryn Louise (Wittmen) Koles, in 2003.

Julius is survived by two daughters, Jeri Koles and Stacy Koles, both of Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters, Julia Holtman, and Helen Kowalcic, both of Cleveland.

According to Julius’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Private interment will be held at Upland Heights Cemetery, Yorkville. Wilson Funeral Home, 103 Main Street, is assisting the family.

To leave the family a condolence, please visit www.wilsonfuneralhomes. com.