WILEY, George, Jr., 85, Brooksville FL, died on May 10, 2014 at 2:40 PM from complications following congestive heart failure. George, born on June 30, 1928 in Slagle WV, was the 10th of 12 children of George Wiley Sr. and Myrtle Mullins. He is survived by his five sons Robert Wiley (Sally Jo) of Albany OH, Gary Wiley of Brooksville FL, Dale Wiley (Brenda) of Muskegon MI, Dwight Wiley of Brooksville FL and Thomas Wiley (Pam) of Twin Lakes MI; his brother Kenneth Wiley of Holland MI and his sisters, Juanita Van Slyke of Hudson FL and Phyllis Atkinson of Beaver WV. He has 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Dola Mae, his sisters Helen, Ruth, Faye and Yvonne and his brothers Ralph, Elmer, Robert and Herbert. George was a coal miner and a steel worker who began his career at the age of 14 when he left school to work in the mines aside his father and brothers during WWII. In 1952 due to the post-war coal price slump he migrated to Geauga County OH and obtained work for Cleveland Crane and Engineering, where he worked and raised a family with his wife Dola Mae Hill for the next 33 years near Chardon OH. George's ashes will be interred with his wife, at Claridon Center Cemetery on May 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM. A graveside service will be followed by a repast at a nearby location. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Geri Watson 87 Furniture, 15520 W. High St, Middlefield OH 44062. ARRANGEMENTS BY MERRITT FUNERAL HOME BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA (352) 796-6699 "Family Owned and Operated" www.merrittfuneral.com
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Published in TBO.com on May 18, 2014
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