William R. Wiley, Jr. ’55

William R. Wiley, Jr. ’55, of Chester, S.C., went to be with his Lord on Dec. 28 at Providence Heart Center in Columbia, S.C. He ran Wiley Brothers Marble and Granite Works, Inc., for over 50 years. He had a passion for the monument industry, which is evidenced by his work in both North and South Carolinas. He was a longtime member of The American Institute of Commemorative Art, the Monument Builders of North America, and the Monument Builders of the Carolinas, where he held many offices. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in York, where he taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was involved in many other church activities. As an active member of the board of the Museum of York County and the board of the Rock Hill Arts Council, he expressed his love for the arts and culture. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia B. Wiley, 14 Cemetery St., York, SC 29745; his three children, Susie Wiley Hinson (Ronnie), Billy Wiley (Janice), and Valerie Watson (Rob); his stepchildren, Mary Beth Grumblis (Dave) and Will Blanks (Lindy); his grandchildren, Rose Connelly, Josie LaBarbera, Patrick Wiley, Brandon Wiley, Nathan Wiley, Rob Allan Watson, Will Watson, and Ariel Blanks; one great-grandchild, Kendall Wiley; and his former wife, Doris M. Baker.