IRVINGTON—George L. Wiley, of Irvington passed away on March 9, 2018.
He was born July 16, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late John A. and Helen B. Wiley.
He also was predeceased by two older brothers, Rev. Ronald A. Wiley of Newtown, Pa., and John B. Wiley, Morrisville, Pa.; and two children.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mille B. Wiley; one child; four step children; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wiley graduated from Cheltenham High School in Elkins Park, Pa., in 1943. He attended Princeton University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School in 1948. He was a member of SPE, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in May 1943 and was Commissioned Ensign, 1945, and served in Pacific Theatre, Philippines and Borneo. He returned to civilian life in 1946, but was recalled in 1949 to the Korean War and then back to civilian life later in 1952 with over six years active service in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Wiley was a lifelong Episcopalian, All Hallows Church, Wyncote, Pa. where he served on a number of vestries; All Saints, Richmond; St. Andrews, Irvine, Calif., peoples warden; and Grace Church where he was a member since 1985 and served as junior warden for three years.
He was employed by Johns-Manville Corp. for 34 years as a sales representative, headquartered in Richmond from 1952-1971, assistant district manager, Philadelphia District, including Virginia 1971-73; sales manager, West Coast District, Los Angeles, Calif., through 1983. He retired and moved to Weems in 1985.
Mr. Wiley was a member of Home Builders Association of Richmond, Virginia Building Material Association, president, Producer’s Council-AIA Richmond chapter, Western Roofing Council, Asphalt Industry, California member, Roofing Contractors Association, Southern, Calif., marshall, Masonic Lodge Lancaster Union No. 88, Northern Neck Shrine Club, president 2005, River Counties Chapter American Red Cross, chairman of disaster services for 10 counties in the Northern Neck and Middlesex County.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Trust, Grace Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 1059, Kilmarnock, VA 22482; or Masonic Lodge Union #88, P.O. Box 363, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.
Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.