Robert 'Bob' Wiley 1952 - 2011 Ottawa
Ottawa — Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Wiley, 58, will be at 12 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Pleasant Community Church, southeast of Lyndon. Cremation will follow services.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Lawrence.
He was born Nov. 21, 1952, in Alamosa, Colo., the son of Keith and Ruby Weiss Wiley. He grew up in Lyndon and had lived in Pomona and Ottawa.
Mr. Wiley worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a trackman and also a B & B painter, and was the last foreman for Santa Fe. He continued to work for the B.N.S.F. railroad, where he was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance and Way, serving as a union delegate and chapter president.
He was a council member and past president of the Aesthetes Motorcycle Club in Ottawa, a founder of the Franklin County Independent Bikers, a member of the Eagles Z-7 of Ottawa, ABATE of Kansas, National Rifle Association and Kansas Rifle Association. He volunteered at the Ottawa Library and the V.A. in Topeka. He had been a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Centropolis Baptist Church.
He married Teri Harford on Sept. 14, 1974. They later divorced. He married Anita Poe on Oct. 10, 1997, in Douglas County. She survives, of Rantoul.
Other survivors include two sons, Nathan and wife Annie, and Nick and wife Casey, all of Lyndon; two daughters, Brittany Wiley and Mia Wiley, both of Rantoul; two brothers, Dennis and wife Mary, Emporia, and David, Lyndon; a sister, Janet Bates and husband Robert, Lawrence; and three granddaughters, Emma Wiley, Jada Seyler and Alina Wiley.
Mr. Wiley was preceded in death by his father, Keith.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorials to the Franklin County Veterans Memorial or to the Franklin County Independent Bikers Toys for Kids, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.