Earl W. Wiley

April 16, 1924 ‒ January 08, 2006

Delaware, Ohio

Earl W. Wiley, age 81, of Delaware passed away on Sunday afternoon, January 8, 2006 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Huntington, West Virginia on April 16, 1924, son of the late Charles and Jessie (Atkins) Wiley. When he was fifteen, Earl worked for three years as a merchant marine for the Navy.

Earl married his loving wife of 62 years, Georgia Mae Wiley, on May 25, 1943, who preceded him in death on November 29, 2005. Together they lived in Columbus before moving to Delaware in 1982.

For most of Earl’s life, he worked as a self employed painter and his customers believed he was the “best.”

Earl had a passion for restoring old cars, and he cherished every car he ever owned. He will also be remembered for his love for his family, always putting his wife and children first. Earl was truly loved and will be sadly missed by his entire family.

He leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters: Jean Heightland of Delaware, Fran (Chuck) Orum of Lewis Center, and Judi (Lou) Peck of Idaho, seven grandchildren: Jake Wiley and his partner Chris Hoffman of Columbus, Bob (Kim) Summerfield of Delaware, Kenny (Tammie) Griffith of Marengo, Karlene Allen and Tony Bennett of Delaware, Kelly (Ron) Janson of North Carolina, Anna (Devon) Heats of Utah, and Tim (Mary) Wiley of White Hall, fifteen great-grandchildren: Ashley Summerfield, Stacy, Amy and John Arndt, Sean and Rebecca Allen, and Brittany Bennett all of Delaware, Kip, Kaleb and Kristina Griffith of Marengo, Dawson, Luke, Marissa and Morgan Jansen of North Carolina, and Little William Heats of Utah, Alyssa, Christian, Noah, and Luke Wiley of White Hall, brother: Bill (Millie) Wiley, sister: Betty Banta, both of Columbus, nephew: Brian Wiley, and his niece: Brenda Banta.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Robert William Wiley, granddaughter: Melissa Wiley, and two sisters: Dorothy Parmen and Louise Gillum.

The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 2 – 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 12, at Noon, with Pastor Margaret Hawk officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015 or the Council for Older Adults, 818 Bowtown Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.