Pastor Wm. Thomas Wiley Obituary 2024

In Memory of Thomas Wiley

In Loving Memory of Thomas Wiley

Thomas Wiley, beloved husband, father, and servant of God, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2024, at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tilli (Zannier), and a large and loving family.

A Life of Faith and Service

Thomas was born in Ohio to Hugh and Ruth Wiley. He attended schools there before graduating from Calvary Bible College in Kansas with a degree in Theology. His passion for sharing the gospel led him to the Middle East, where he served as a missionary, pastor, and language supervisor for many years. He also served as an assistant chaplain with the U.S. Air Force.

Upon returning to the United States, Thomas continued his ministry as a senior pastor in four churches. He was a gifted Bible teacher and loved to share the Word of God with others.

A Legacy of Love and Joy

Beyond his faith, Thomas had many passions and talents. He was an accomplished musician and athlete, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Tilli; his children, Thomas, Tinajayne, and Trudimarie; his sister, Ellen Clafflin; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services and Donations

A memorial service for Thomas was held on Friday, May 17, 2024, at New Life Bible Fellowship Church in Oley, PA. Burial followed at Oley Cemetery in Spangsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christar, a missionary organization that was close to Thomas’s heart. Donations can be sent to PO Box 851377, Richardson, TX 75085-1377.

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A Faithful Shepherd

Thomas Wiley was a man of unwavering faith, love, and service. He dedicated his life to spreading the gospel and caring for others. May his legacy continue to inspire us all to live lives filled with purpose and grace.