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 Russell Francis Wiley

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Russell Francis Wiley

Birth
Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 May 1971 (aged 67)
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial Stuart, Martin County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 146154436 View Source

Russell Francis Wiley was born on August 10, 1903 in Chester County, PA. He moved to Stuart, FL with his parents, Edwin B. and Lillie M. Wiley in the early 1920s. Shortly thereafter, he opened a marine service company and developed a lifelong love of boating.

In 1934, Russell married Evelyn Lois Babcock and they had three sons, James, Joseph, and Jerome, plus foster daughters Jeanne and Joanne.

For several years in the late 1930s and 1940s, Mr. & Mrs. Wiley operated a Pontiac dealership, Wiley Motors, on North Dixie Highway in Stuart.

Russell entered the United States Navy at the outbreak of World War II and served as Lieutenant Commander in the invasion of North Africa. During his service overseas, Lois continued to run the family business. In later years, they operated the statewide distributorship for Lindsay Water Softeners in Stuart. They also established the Golden Gate Moving & Storage business.

Mr. Wiley was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 9, and was elected President in 1954. He was a board member of the Martin County Fair Association in the 1960s, and also served on the Zoning Board of Martin County. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Rotary Club and Elks Lodge.

Russell Wiley died in Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL on May 25, 1971 at the age of 67. Funeral services were held on May 29, 1971 at Johns Funeral Home Chapel. He is buried at Fernhill Cemetery in Stuart. In addition to his wife Lois, survivors include sons Jim, Joe and Jerry Wiley; daughters Jeanne Connors and Joanne Parnell; granddaughters Barbie, Amy, and Connie Wiley, and Debbie Parnell; sisters Lettie Dugan and Ruth Hall; niece Susan Johnson; and cousin Grace Clonts.


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RUSSELL F WILEY
PENNSYLVANIA
LIEUTENANT US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
AUG 10 1903 MAY 26 1971


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