He was born on Sept. 14, 1938. He was a retired UMWA underground coal miner after working for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Elliot; stepfather, George Elliott; father, Bruce Files; and sister, Eula Mae Cooner.
He was survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Johnnie Rutledge Files of Carbon Hill; son, Jamie Files; daughter-in-law, Amanda Files; and beloved granddaughter, Kendall Grace Files, all of Carbon Hill; brother, James “Jack” Files and his wife, Ann, of Birmingham; sister, Jessie Kelley of Winfield; and a host of other relatives and friends
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503