John "Scooter" Chiles
September 23, 1930 - July 7, 2020
John "Scooter" Chiles was born September 23, 1930, and died July 7, 2020, in Dallas, from complications of Coronavirus. He is survived by Carolyn Snow; children; grandchildren; stepchildren; and other family and friends.
Scooter was President of the 1949 midterm graduating class of Waco High School and also a Senior favorite. He was a member of the 1948 State Champion undefeated football team. Only seven members remained: Bobby Brown, Bill Grusendorf, Arlen Jumper, Guy King, Floyd Miller, Bobby Sherman, Edward Travis, and manager, Richard Nemmer; three yell leaders, Lynn Williams Klatt, Carolyn Grissom Barfield, and Archie Woodliff.
Scooter was a member of the US Army from 1950 to 1953, and was awarded a Paratrooper Badge, the Combat Infantry badge, the United Nations Service Medal, and Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was buried in Dallas with full military honors.
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