John Lee “Little John” Wiley passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the age of 61. He was born on December 30, 1959 to John and Eileen (Fetzer) Wiley in Hamilton, Ohio. John attended Ross High School and D. Russell Lee Vocation School where he completed their electrical program in 1978 and became a Journeyman Electrician through IBEW 648. He spent nearly 10 years working at Mechanics Electric before starting with Fluor Fernald as a maintenance electrician where he remained for 12 years until they began their closure in 2005. John then went on to work at Baker Concrete until his early retirement in 2010. A longtime member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Department, John enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow firefighters and the opportunity to serve his beloved Village of Millville where his family lived for generations. He enjoyed target shooting, fishing, playing pitch, camping, and vacationing in Florida throughout his life, but what he loved most was to laugh and make others laugh. His family and friends will always fondly remember his sense of humor that always leaned on the inappropriate side, and one of the last big laughs of his life was finding out that his toddler grandson had gotten in trouble for swearing at strangers.
John is survived by his sister, Carol Wiley; his daughter, Megan (Robert) Huffman; and two grandchildren, Vera Nobel and Wyatt Huffman.
In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his dear aunt, Mary Fetzer, and beloved older brother Michael Wiley.
Visitation will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral home, 1350 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013, with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to the ALS Association in honor of John’s late brother Mike, or the Hidden Battles Foundation, which provides mental health resources for Veterans and First Responders. Memorial contributions can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com.
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