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Gary R. Wiley

Male 1936 - 2004


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  • Name  Gary R. Wiley  [1, 2
    Born  20 Feb 1936  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Gary Wiley; Event Type: Birth; Event Date: 20 February 1936; Event Place: Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, United States; Gender: Male; Father's Name: Harve Wiley; Mother's Name: Esther Fisher; Gs Film Number: 1870318; Digital Folder Number: 004708043; Image Number: 00611
    High School  1954  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Morning Sun High School 
    Residence  Apr 1968  Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Sep 1981  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  May 2000  Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  18 Feb 2004  Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  23 Feb 2004  Abingdon Cemetery, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  26 Feb 2004  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Gary R. Wiley, 67, rural Abingdon, Illinois, died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born February 20, 1936, in Louisa County, Iowa, to Harvey and Esther Wiley. He graduated from Morning Sun, Iowa, school, and attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant (Iowa). He married Betty Blair on December 12, 1959, in Galesburg, Illinois. She survives.

      Also surviving are one daughter, Lynn Jones of Abingdon (Illinois); one son, Scott Wiley of Abingdon (Illinois); six grandchildren; and two brothers, Tobe Wiley of Wapello (Iowa) and Richard Wiley of Muscatine (Iowa).

      He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

      He played professional baseball as pitcher with the New York Yankees organization and later served as a scout. He worked at the former Rowe Manufacturing Company in Galesburg (Illinois) for ten years and later became the manager of the heating and air conditioning division of May Company in Galesburg (Illinois).

      He managed the Galesburg Merchants baseball team and coached little league baseball in Abingdon (Illinois) for several years.

      He was of the Methodist faith.

      Funeral services were Monday at the Hinchliff Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon (Illinois) with the Reverends Paul Dinges and Eleanor Landon officiating. Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.

      Visitation was Sunday at the chapel.

      Memorials may be made to the family or the Christian Children's Fund.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Gary R. Wiley; born: 20 February 1936; died: 18 February 2004 (V); last residence: 61410 (Abingdon, Knox, Illinois); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I12642  All Families
    Last Modified  10 Feb 2014 

    Father  Harvey Thomas Wiley,   b. 23 Mar 1888, Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1968, Muscatine General Hospital, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Esther Emmoline Fisher,   b. 6 May 1895, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1981, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  15 Jan 1915  Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Married  17 Jan 1915  Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID  F4541  Group Sheet

    Family  Betty J. Blair 
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F918  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2114] Wiley, Lawrence Wayne "Huck" - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Monday, May 14, 2000; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S746] Wiley, Gary R. - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, February 26, 2004; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8133] Louisa's History - Volume 10 Number 2 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 10, Number 2, April 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S12903] Wiley, Harvey Thomas - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 10, April 30, 1968; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2115] Wiley, Esther Emmoline - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 23, September 13, 1981; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).