Originally created 01/23/04

Mr. George Wiley (WARRENTON, Ga.)

WARRENTON, Ga.- George E. Wiley, age 87, of Warrenton, Ga., died Wednesday, January 21, 2004. Mr. Wiley was born in McDuffie County, Georgia. He graduated from Thomson High School and attended Augusta College. For many years, Mr. Wiley was the General Sales Manager for Darrell Johnson Chevrolet-Cadillac in Thomson, Georgia. In 1956, Mr. Wiley purchased the Bob Coleman Buick-Chevrolet Dealership in Warrenton, Ga. and he operated that dealership as Wiley Motor Company until 1981. He also owned and operated the Standard Oil Dealership in Warrenton for twenty-five years until it was sold to Boswell Oil Company in Thomson, Ga. Mr. Wiley was a veteran of World War II, and was a pilot and flight engineer on C-47's and C-54's for the Army Transport Command. He made over forty flights to the Philippines and back over enemy territory in the Pacific. On one mission, his plane was hit by enemy fire and crashed near Clarks Field. Mr. Wiley was active in many civic, commu nity, and regional activities. He was a former member of the Warren County Board of Education where he served as Chairman for twelve years. He was a member of the Warren County Chamber of Commerce and served on its Board of Directors. In 1965, he was named "Man of the Year" by the Warren County J.C.'s. Mr. Wiley was a charter member of the C.S.R.A. Development Authority and still served on its Board of Directors at the time of his death. He was a life member of the V.F.W., a member of the Warren County Post of the American Legion, a former member of the Warren County Development Authority, a Shriner, a Mason, and past president of the Warrenton Kiwanis Club. He was a former member of the Warrenton City Council and served for a short time as the Mayor of the City of Warrenton. For two decades, Wiley Motor Company provided the "Driver's Education" car for the Warren County High School. Mr. Wiley was an avid sportsman. He loved to hunt and fish. As a young man , he played football and baseball. He played semi-pro baseball for several years with the Sarasota Warriors. He played and enjoyed golf all of his life. For many years, Mr. Wiley sponsored Little League and Pony League baseball teams. Mr. Wiley was an active member of Warrenton Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and Baptist Training Union for several years. Mr. Wiley is survived by his wife Frances K. ("Bunny") Wiley; two daughters, Mary Ann W. (King) Askew, Rome, Ga. and Gail W. (Pope) Jones, Augusta; one stepdaughter, Tracy Burt Bankston, of Eatonton, Ga.; five grandchildren, Wiley Jones, John Pope Jones, Jr., Abigail Jones, all of Augusta; Edgeley Askew of Macon, Ga., and Brooke Tata of Eatonton, Ga.; one brother, John T. Wiley of Thomson, Ga.; one sister, Elizabeth Wiley Johnson of Thomson, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers send memorials to Warrenton First Baptist Church. Curtis Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. Sign the g uestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle January 23, 2004


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