In Memoriam:
Ken Wiley
June 21, 1960 - December 28, 1999

from the Austin American-Statesman, 12/30/99

Kenneth Lee Wiley Kenneth Wiley passed away unexpectedly
on December 28, 1999, at the age of 39. Born June 21, 1960,
Kenney was proud to be a lifelong resident of Austin, after
graduating from Crockett High School and Southwest Texas
State University. After working for Safeway, Appletree, and
Randall's stores, Kenney joined Frito Lay Route Sales, where
he has earned a variety of achievement awards over the last six
years. Kenney was preceded in death by his father, Bobbie Lee
Wiley. He is survived by his wife and soul- mate, Kelli, and
their two beautiful children, Kyle, ten years and Kendall, seven
years; mother, Mary Lou Wiley; brother, Gary Wiley and wife,
Debbie; nephew, Chad and niece, Heather. Kenney leaves a
legacy of love and devotion to those who knew his humor,
goodwill, and commitment to family. As father, son, brother,
uncle, friend, and coach, Kenney's entire life was centered on
doing the best for his family and friends. This focus often
included an assortment of trips, including the skiing and camping
that Kenney loved best, along with the beach and the theme
parks that he tolerated with a grin for the kids. Kenney's love
was most obvious, though, in the day-to-day opportunities he
found to show his affection. Whether cooking a favorite meal,
coaching a sports team, or helping build a new school project,
there was never a doubt about Kenney's goal, to make a better
life for Kendall, Kyle, and Kelli, and often their extended family
and friends. Kenney and Kelli built a family whose strength will
be a pillar for their children in all of their future endeavors.
Kenney's hero was John Wayne, and now they ride the wind
together. Kenney's presence will always be felt in the wind, the
sun, and the stars; and his love will remain in the hearts of all he
touched. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on
Thursday, December 30, 1999 at Bethany Lutheran Church
with Pastors Walter Harms and William Knippa officiating.
Interment to follow at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Memorial
Park. Serving as active pallbearers will be Jon Sellstrom, Tom
McKinney, Mike Withrow, J.D. Brown, Willie Guttierrez, and
Larry Benevides. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Powers,
Charlie Smith, Doug Keitz, Danny Houser, Steven McGuckin
and Mike Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
be made to the Manchaca Optimist Youth Sports Complex or to
the Kenneth Lee Wiley Memorial Fund, in care of the Austin
Area Teachers Federal Credit Union located at P.O. Box
14867 Austin, Texas 78761 for providing an educational fund
for the children of Kenneth Lee Wiley.