James “J.B.” Guiler
- Battalion Chief
- Heard County Fire & Emergency Services
- Age: 55
- Year of Death: 2021
James “J.B.” Guiler was born in Cambridge, Ohio, to the late James M. Guiler and Phyllis Hartman Blue on August 11, 1966.
He was a dedicated part of public safety for over 30 years and served ten of those years with Heard County. J.B. became a Georgia Smoke Driver in February 1995. At the time of his passing, he was serving as a battalion chief and paramedic.
J.B. was a devoted and loving family man, leaving behind his wife of 30 years, Kayran Guiler; son, Austin Guiler; daughters, Lacey Deleon (Dimas) and Katie Brown (Chris); and grandchildren, Noah Deleon, Abel Deleon, Antonio Deleon, Makynleigh Brown, and Kelsey Brown. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kristen Guiler.
Spending time with his family is what he enjoyed most. He also loved working on things, and there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t fix. If he wasn’t working on something, you would find him at home sitting in his chair. You could always go to him for advice because he wasn’t afraid to tell it like it was.
J.B.’s sense of humor was the best, and his joking banter gave everyone a good laugh.