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Patrick Wiley

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Patrick Eugene Wiley, 83, of Paducah died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Superior Care Home.

Patrick was born March 17, 1931, in Farmington, Wisconsin, to the late Lloyd A. and Ida Blank Wiley. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he was stationed in Hawaii, and kept many memorabilia from his time spent on the island. He retired after over 20 years service from Prudential Insurance. Patrick was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He had a longtime interest in planes and cars and read many books about those topics, and enjoyed sharing that knowledge with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Bessel Wiley; three children, Kay Burnett and husband Kenneth of Buchanan, Tenn., Melissa Jenkins and husband Eric of Benton, Ky., and Craig Ellifson and wife Janice of Paducah; a sister, Carol Wogsland of Texas; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Preceding him in death were two sisters, Marion Wendorf Heaney and Joan Schleicher; two brothers, Lynn Staude and Charles Wiley; and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Milner and Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Corey Aker officiating with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Friday. Private graveside memorial services will be held at Mt. Kenton Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions may be made to: St. Paul Lutheran, 211 South 21st Street, Paducah, KY 42001 or the charity of one's choice.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

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