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“I met Roy Wiley many years ago when I visited his son, and my close friend, Jack Wiley (William Jack Wiley) while we were in school at Ole Miss...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Dr W. Dwain Simpson - Dimaondhead, MS

“Jeannie and Julie, Your family is in my prayers. I was in your dad's physics class...twice, but that was not his fault. He admitted that his jokes...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Reed - Jackson, MS - friend

“I was a student of Mr. Wiley at DSU from 1969-1971. Because of my interest in astronomy he allowed me to keep the school telescop in my dorm room....Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Noel R. Mann, Ph.D. - Hattiesburg, MS

“Dear Julie, I just heard about your dad. I'm sorry for your loss but what a life he did live! He taught my mom science in college and she is now 84....Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Penny Battistelli - Ridgeland, MS

“Dear Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I remember talking with you about him at our last class reunion. I lost my dad when I was 10,...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Roxie Davis Bogart - Mt. Juliet, TN

“Julie, Emily, and Matthew, You are all three in my thoughts, prayers, and heart! I Love you, Patti Trawick ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Patti Trawick - Greenville, MS

“Julie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You were so lucky to have him for so long. I lost my father when I was 17 and so...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Janie Givens Miller - Memphis, TN

“Julie, I am so sorry to about your father. I have so many fond memories of him and your mother. Please know that my thougts and prayers are with...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Virginia Moore Bryant - AL

“Julie, I am sorry that I cannot be at the funeral. I will be at work. But I did want you to know that I am thinking about you. What a wonderful...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Marilyn Dattel - Greenville, MS

“Mr. Wiley was a remarkable man. It was quite amazing to see him at 100,101 years of age coming to watch his grandson play in his high school football...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Myra Raddin - Greenville, MS

“Julie, you have no idea how sorry we were to hear of Roy's death. Wow, what a life well lived and there could never have been a daughter more...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Vicki Fioranelli - memphis, TN

“Julie, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad lived a long, full life. I know you and your family will cherish all the...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Baugh - Hollandale, MS

“I HAVE KNOWN YOUR PARENTS SINCE I WAS A CHILD. THEY WERE SUCH WONDERFUL LOVING & KIND PEOPLE! I ALWAYS LOVED HOW THEY WERE SO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER &...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: BRENDA THOMPSON ROBERTS - MS

“Psalms 91:14-16 (KJV) 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name....Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Rev.Valentine Vit - NJ


Roy Lee Wiley, 103, passed away at Delta Regional in Greenville, MS. Funeral services will be Monday, October 18, 2010 at 2:00 at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, MS with Dr. Sid Harmon officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS. Burial will follow in the New Cleveland Cemetery.

Mr. Wiley was born in Forney, TX on June 17, 1907 to William Wiley and Lou Crum. He married Clara Bell Hill in Mount City, MO on June 7, 1936. Mr. Wiley was an active member of Cleveland Noon Lions Club, past President of Lions Club and Lion of the Year 2002-2003. He was also a member of Shriners for 70 years. Mr. Wiley was a Physics teacher at Delta State University for 33 years. The Planetarium at Delta State is named the Roy and Clara Belle Wiley Planetarium . He was an avid gardenar and lifetime supporter of Delta State Sports.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Wiley and Lou Crum; wife, Clara Bell Hill; and son, William Jackson Wiley.

Mr. Wiley is survived by daughters, Jean Lynch (Bud), and Julie Mosow of Greenville, MS; grandchildren, Melissa Lynch Spinner (Mark) of Atlanta, GA, John Wiley Lynch of Atlanta, GA, Emily Jean Mosow of Greenville, MS, and Matthew Jackso Mosow of Greenville, MS; great-grandchildren, Wiley James Spinner of Atlanta, GA, Jackson Hill Spinner of Atlanta, GA, and Mary Martin Spinner of Atlanta, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roy Wiley Memorial Science Fund, Delta State University, or to the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, MS.

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