TAB, Ind. - Audley Wiley, 76, of Tab, Ind., passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in the St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.V. Audley had been an evangelist for revival services at the Church House at Ranger, W.V., when he suffered a heart attack.
Audley was born in Logan County, West Virginia on March 28, 1941. He was the son of the late Curtis and Bessie (Vance) Wiley. Audley was raised in Ranger, graduating from Guyan Valley High School in 1960. Following graduation from high school, Audley moved to Chicago and worked as a metallurgist at U.S. Steel for 21 years, until his retirement in 1981. Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Tab, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising a vegetable garden in rural Warren County. His gardens always furnished the community with plenty of vegetables. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Audley was a member of the former Peoples Free Will Baptist Church, now known as the Hoopeston Free Will Baptist Church, serving as deacon and other capacities as needed for the church.
On Jan. 20, 1962, Audley married Merlene Adkins in Lick Fork, W.V.
He leaves his wife, Merlene of nearly 56 years along with their two children, Troy (Tracy) Wiley, Danville, and Audrey (Jeffrey) Marko, Tab; a brother, Owen (Helen) Wiley, Ranger, W.V.; four sisters, Joyce (Ron) Moore, Hawthorne, Fla., Hester (Ken) Pencilli, Pataskala, Ohio, Betty Brooks and Diana Clonch, both of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Bridgett (Bobby) Smith, Peggy (Michael) Jessie, Kandi (Branden) Nobbe, Karrie Marko, Jared (Nancy) Zywiec, Faith Marko, Cody Carpenter and Arabella Wiley; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis and William Wiley.
Friends may call at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 522 N. 10th St., Hoopeston, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Indiana time or 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Illinois time, with Paul Schreiner, Danny Moore and Billy Joe Maynard, brothers at the church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery, near Ambia, Ind. Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 16, 2017