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James R. Wiley

March 15, 1950 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 72)

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James R. Wiley, age 72, of Nyssa, Oregon, formerly of Brookfield, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield.  Burial will be in Grantsville Cemetery in Purdin.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

There will be a fishing trip in James' honor following the service at 3:00 p.m. at the Brookfield City Lake for anyone that wishes to attend. 

Memorials to the family (payable to Enoch Kennington) may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

James R., son of George and Dorothy (Cooper) Wiley, was born March 15, 1950, in Brookfield. 

James worked in janitorial service most of his life.  He loved woodworking and locksmithing and was always working on something.  He also loved spending time with his family!  James always had a smile on his face and was always friendly no matter where he went. 

Survivors include one grandson, Micheal West of Cameron; one brother, Ronald Wiley of Idaho; nieces, Fern (Enoch) Kennington of Oregon and Jennifer Alsbury (Seth Taylor) of Missouri; nephews, Sam Wiley of Washington, Ron (Janet) Wiley of Idaho, and Hank Wiley (Angela Craig) Wiley; and many great nieces, nephews, and other family members.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Melissa Wiley and Angela Douglas; his parents, George and Dorothy Wiley; four brothers, Lawrence, Donald, Curtis and Jeffrey Wiley; and two sisters, Martha Anderson and Fern Wiley.

Gone Fishing

I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me,
So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole.

Where every day is a day to fish,
To fill your heart with every wish.
Don’t worry, or feel sad for me,
I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea.

We will miss each other for awhile,
But you will come and bring your smile.
That won’t be long you will see,
Till we’re together you and me.

To all of those that think of me,
Be happy as I go out to sea.
If others wonder why I’m missin’
Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’.

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April 27, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 64628

Funeral Service
April 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 64628

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