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Howard Ransom Wiley

January 4, 1931 ~ July 31, 2021 (age 90)


Howard Ransom Wiley, age 90 of Parrottsville, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021.

He was born to parents Charles Bee & Ethel Burke Wiley on January 4, 1931. One of seven children, he grew up in Cocke County, graduating Parrottsville High School in 1950. He was a Korean War Veteran, and retired from American Enka after 33 years of work. He spent his retirement years farming and raising cattle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Philip Wiley; brothers, Clifford, Minnis, Herbert, & Ray Wiley; sister, Mable Lee Hurley; brothers-in-law, Leroy Williams & Willie Ray Hurley; and sisters-in-law, Mary & Gladys Wiley.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Elizabeth Bible Wiley; daughter, Gail (Mike) Smelcer; grandson, Wesley (Savannah) Smelcer; great-grandchildren, CrystaLynne, Hank, & Cheyenne Smelcer; sister, Elizabeth Williams; and sisters-in-law, Eloise & Judy Wiley.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2PM Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Union Cemetery with Pastor Steve Thompson officiating.

Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wiley family.

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Graveside Service
August 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Union Cemetery, Newport

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