Afton ‘Bill’ Kile Jr.


Afton “Bill” Kile Jr. passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones.

Afton was born on Jan. 12, 1937, to Afton Kile Sr. and Francis Jackson Kile.

Bill had been in the car business all his life, from A.W. Kile Motors to Bill Kile Used Cars to Elder-Kile Chevrolet to Kile Dodge Chrysler Plymouth Jeep, currently Kile Motors, Inc.

He was known for his charitable contributions and involvement throughout the community. He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joey Lawson-Keil; stepmother, Agnus Kile; and siblings, Buddy Kile, Janice Clark and Elaine Roderick.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Myrtle Kile; son, Dale Kile; granddaughter, Stacie (Stacey) Guffey; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Lylia and Brenden Guffey; siblings, David Kile, Diane (Bruce) Congioloso, Kathy Kile and Michael Kile; along with cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in the chapel of Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home, 2415 N. Ocoee St. in Cleveland.

Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the service.

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Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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