Wiley, Roy E.

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The family of Roy E. Wiley, of White Gate, is deeply saddened to announce his passing on March 23, 2018. Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Edward & Elsie Mustard Wiley; his brother, Paul Wiley; his nephew, Wayne Justice and his great-nephew, Justin Dunn.

Left to cherish his memory are his sister-in-law, Margaret Cantrell and husband Jim; brothers Dan Wiley, Harmie Wiley and wife, Phyllis; sisters, Martha Justice and husband Larry and Mary Haga; nieces and nephews, Joyce & Ricky Anders, Kathryn & Jeff Dunn, Donna & Larry Smith, Sharon & Greg Wright, Stephen & Amber Wiley, Suzanne Wiley, Mary Ruth & Chris Holbrook, Douglas & Malinda Wiley, Misty & Luther Vest and Deborah & Brent Cleveland; great-nieces and great-nephews, Brandon & Amy Anders, Kayla & Jeff Burke, Kristin & Chris Meadows, Katie Smith, Shelley Wright, Shane Wright, David, Wayne and Bryce Holbrook, Karly Bryant, Mason Bryant, Emma and Claire Wiley; great-great-niece and nephews, Paisley Burke, Jase and Brady Anders.

Roy so enjoyed his Sunday visits from “Special Brother” Jimmie Vest, “Uncle” Dave Bender and his brother, Dan.

Roy was a hard working farmer all his life and loved his cows and baby calves. Roy never left the home place except for church, family get-to-gathers, and on a few occasions he ventured to the West Virginia State Fair and a few rodeos. He was a simple man with a huge heart and was well known for his bags of walnuts and pecans he had cracked for his family and friends. He also loved giving out turnips from his garden. Recently, he had found a new passion for the game Bingo.

Anyone that knew Roy knew of his love for the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians.

In his younger years, Roy was all over the mountains coon hunting with his trusty companions Floppy and Bob. That was a sport he shared with his brother Paul and nephew Ricky.

Life-long member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He so enjoyed Christmas caroling, Fifth Sunday Night Singings and church pot luck dinners.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with Rev. Ted Anders and Rev. Danny Shortridge officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. until service time, 7:00 P.M. A private burial service will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Stinson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Roy’s honor to either Mt Zion United Methodist Church, c/o, Barbara Spangler, 200 Old Church Rd., Pearisburg, VA 24134 or Stinson Cemetery Fund, c/o Louis Vest, 2508 Walkers Creek Valley Rd., Pearisburg, VA 24134.

The Wiley family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.