Transition: Edwin Q. Iles, Jr. (June 2, 1945-July 16, 2017)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Erwin Q. Iles, Jr., 72, of Springdale, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.  He was born June 2, 1945 on the Choctaw Nation Indian Reservation near Talihina, Oklahoma.


Erwin and Pamela Carr met on a blind date in 1970 and were married 8 days later. They moved to Eureka Springs where he worked as an artist and was a founding member of the Eureka Springs Guild of Artists and Craftspeople. As an epileptic, Erwin was especially proud to have one of his sculptures featured in New York at an event sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation. He was devoted to his family and had a lifelong love of music. He was a loving grandfather and never turned down a piece of Sarah’s homemade chocolate cake.  


In addition to his wife he is survived by two children, Chris Iles of Los Gatos, Calif., Sarah Kamm and husband Hans of Springdale, and four grandchildren, Chris, Ava, Sophia and James.


A celebration of Erwin’s life will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Sarah’s home, 2308 Valley View Drive in Springdale. Dress is casual.