John Couch Liles, 78, of Cleburne and Plano, Texas, passed away July 23 in the VA hospital in Dallas. He was born July 26, 1933 in El Paso, Texas to Marcella Jane Couch and Robert Lee Liles. He graduated from college in El Paso where he worked as a TV news manager. Later in Dallas he was a technical writer for Texas Instruments.
He did massive genealogy research and wrote papers detailing early foreign composers’ visits to America. He is survived by his niece Elise Liles of El Paso, nephew Max Liles of Los Angeles, and many cousins of the Couch and Nellis families including Joan Hayse of Greensburg.