William "Bill"'s Story
William C. "Bill" Wiley, 74, of Fairmont, and Palm Harbor, Florida, died Sunday evening, Jan. 21, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. William Clay Wiley was born on July 21, 1943 in Fairmont, the oldest child of the late James William Wiley and Juanita May Wiley.
He went to school at East Fairmont High School and Fairmont State College. In addition to his service to our country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, Bill served others through the insurance industry and later in life as a coal miner at Federal 2 Mine at Miracle Run. On Jan. 2, 1964, he married the love of his life, Karen Sue Vandergrift, in Fairmont. Together they had three children.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ, serving as a deacon at Oakwood Road Church of Christ in Fairmont, WV and as an elder at Palm Harbor Church of Christ in Palm Harbor, Florida. Bill's special interests and hobbies included camping, fishing, reading and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years; a sister, Beverly (Chuck) Villers and a brother, Robert (Elizabeth) Wiley, all of Fairmont; children, Belinda Kay (Bill) Husty of Milton, Florida, William Clay (Amber) Wiley Jr. of Fairmont, and Brenna Sue (John) Board of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Courtney Leigh Husty and William Charles (Heather) Husty III, of Milton, Florida, Adrielle Kayleigh Board and Emaleigh Sue Board, of Elizabethtown, Kentucy, and William Alexander Wiley and Warren Gene Wiley, of Fairmont; three great-grandchildren, Aiden Charles Husty, Landon Craig Sanders, and Claire Husty; and several nieces and nephews.
The Wiley family would like to extend gratitude to all who shared Bill's life, as well as the many kind caregivers with West Virginia Caring Hospice, the Veterans Affairs, and the Marion County Senior Center, who helped care for him along with his devoted wife.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Palm Harbor Church of Christ 1000 16th Street Palm Harbor, FL 34683.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Road Church of Christ. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church with his son-in-law, John F. Board, minister of the Church of Christ in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Brent Gallagher, minister of Oakwood Road Church of Christ, officiating.
Condolences may be expressed online at carpenterandford.com.
Published on January 22, 2018