Tifton Gazette


June 14, 2014

James J. “Jimmy” Wiley Jr.

IRWIN COUNTY — James J. “Jimmy” Wiley Jr., 81, of Irwin County, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m.  Monday at The Paulk Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Chuck Taylor, the Rev. Sonny Pate and Elder Edward McIntyre officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Sunday evening at the funeral home in Fitzgerald.

Mr. Wiley was born Dec. 24, 1932 in Fitzgerald, to the late James Joseph “Joe” Sr. and Glennie Taylor Wiley. He lived in the community all of his life. A long-time farmer, Mr. Wiley won awards for his peanut yields and was Soil Conservationist of the Year. He was a director for FSA, formerly ASCS, a director of the former Production Credit Association and an original stockholder of The Bank of Fitzgerald, now Colony Bank. Mr. Wiley was a founding trustee of Irwin Academy and a member of Woodmen of the World. A long-time member of Englewood Baptist Church, he was an honorary deacon, a trustee and a member of the building and cemetery committees.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Christine Harper Wiley of Irwin County; children and their spouses: Carolyn W. and Edgar Bellamy, James and Donna Wiley, and Tina Baldwin, all of Irwin County; a son-in-law: Ronny and Clarice Aycock of Fitzgerald; seven grandchildren: Jason Youmans, Amanda and Michael Owens, Allen Baldwin, Deidre Baldwin, Berry Aycock, Doug Aycock and Parker Wiley; four great-grandchildren: Isabella Roberts, Michael Paul Owens, Logan Roberts and Kaleb Roberts; and a sister: Edwina W. Wynn of Fitzgerald. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Vicki Aycock; a grandson: Ron Aycock Jr.; a sister: Montyne Roberson and a brother: Bobby E. Wiley.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff and volunteers of Hospice Care Options for the excellent care given Mr. Wiley. The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may send them to Hospice Care Options, 121 N Cherry Street, Ocilla, GA 31774 or to Englewood Baptist Church, 792 Jackson Road, Fitzgerald, GA 31750.

To sign the online registry, go to www.paulkfuneralhome.com.

Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, is in charge of arrangements.

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