Garland Francis Wiley Jr., 87, of the Eagle Rock area, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. He was born in Eagle Rock on March 26, 1926, to Garland Sr. and Gladys Via Wiley. Mr. Wiley served his country in the United States Navy on active duty from 1944 to 1946 and remained on inactive duty until 1953. He was proud to have served aboard the USS Bergall SS320. He retired from Allied Chemical Corporation (now Honeywell, International) in 1988. Mr. Wiley was a gifted Machinist.
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He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Opal C. Wiley; sons and daughters-in-law, David L. and Marsha Wiley, of Prince George, and Mark G. and Janet Wiley, of Youngstown, Ohio; three grandchildren, Scott Wiley, Susie Brotzman, and Brandi Ferguson; seven great- grandchildren; and special niece, Peggy Ashe.
Mr. Wiley also wanted to say thank you for the support given by his best friend, Alvin (Al) Poff, whom he met while a resident of Eastwood Assisted Living in Roanoke, Va., and special thanks to all involved in his care at Friendship Manor and Eastwood Assisted Living.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Marsh officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park with DAV Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior the service. Online condolences may be made at botetourtfuneralhome.com. 540-254-3000.
Published in Roanoke Times on Apr. 2, 2013