William R. “Bill” Kiley, 66, of Mansfield, has passed from this life to glory, as Jesus called him home on May 30, 2015.
Bill was born on January 12, 1949 in Mansfield to William E. and Thresa M. (Hammer) Kiley. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1967 and retired from Gorman Rupp Industries. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam and earning various medals including The Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was very kind and loving to everyone, and would do anything to help a friend, neighbor or stranger. He was an avid fisherman, which was his second love behind his family. He also enjoyed working in his yard.
Bill is survived by his wife, Kitty (Craft) Kiley, whom he married on May 11, 1984. Also surviving Bill are three sons, Chad Kiley of Madison, WI, Ryan (Kristi) Kiley of Mansfield, and Brian Marshall of Dayton; one daughter, Michelle (Lance) Yoder of Ft. Wayne, IN; six grandchildren, Olivia Kiley, Lydia Yoder, Micah Yoder, Norah Yoder, Lilyana Marshall and Chloe Burchett; two brothers, Tom (Lynn) Kiley and Leo (Cathy) Kiley both of Mansfield; two brothers-in-law, Jeff (Patti) Craft of Dallas, TX and Johnny Craft of Plano, TX; sister-in-law, Barbara (Dennis) Snelson of Mansfield; mother-in-law, Joy Bennett of Mansfield; niece, Denise (Kevin) Cukrowicz of Rocky River; three nephews, Michael Gilroy and Jeremy Kiley both of Mansfield, and Jason Kiley of Columbus; uncle, Cliff Hammer; and many cousins.
Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia K. Gilroy on September 23, 2014; and brothers-in-law, Dana Craft and Steve Craft.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, ltd, 1106 Park Ave. East. Memorial services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Freeman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr, (15120=Lbx#), Chicago, IL 60693.
Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com.