Wilbur “Rusty” Sirles, 86, of Colonial Heights passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Born May 15, 1933, he was the son of the late Hinton Lee and Elvira Frances Sirles, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jean Sirles. A graduate of Petersburg High School class of 1950, he went on to receive his Bachelors of Science from VCU, and then his Masters of Science from Virginia State University. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in Colonial Heights. Wilbur worked as a Special Agent for the Office of Special Investigations for the Department of Defense, and as a Juvenile Probation Officer, where he was promoted to Director of Court Services and retired after 25 years. A United States Air Force veteran, he faithfully served his country in Japan and Guam. He was a member of the Colonial Heights Senior Citizens Club, Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Service Board. He is survived by his children, Denise Sirles Matney, David Alan Sirles; three grandchildren, Nicole Matney Boehm (Nathan), Eric Matney, Allison Wolfrey; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Boehm, Ashlynn Boehm, Adrianna Jones; and other extended family members. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 501 Compton Road, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Interment will follow in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 11, 2019 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to your favorite charity in his honor. The family would like to thank Same Day Services for their kindness extended to Mr. Sirles. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
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