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Gerald A. Willey

March 2, 1929 July 9, 2016
Gerald A. Willey
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Obituary for Gerald A. Willey

Gerald A. Willey, age 87, of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Caldwell, died Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Marietta Care and Rehab Center. He was born March 2, 1929, in Reinersville, son of the late Clarence B. and Concella Blanche Smith Willey. He was a 1947 graduate of Manchester High School in Reinersville, and he was a 1954 graduate of Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and he served as an Army correspondent for the Stars and Stripes magazine. Mr. Willey was the assistant editor for science for the O.S.U. Research Foundation Science Magazine. He attended First Baptist Church in Caldwell, and he enjoyed collecting stamps and coins, and he enjoyed reading.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Glenna A. Willey and Bernice Louine W. Hutchins; and an infant brother, Glendon A. Willey.

Surviving are one son, Stephen L. Willey of Columbus; one brother, Verle E. Willey of Orange Park, Florida; one nephew, Lloyd Hutchins of Groton, Connecticut; one niece, Suzanne Willey Singleton of Orange Park, Florida; and three great-nephews.

A graveside service will be observed Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 1PM at Dudley Cemetery in Caldwell. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness online at www.nami.org, or to 3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Virginia, 22203. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, is caring for the family.

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Graveside

Thursday

28

Jul

1:00 PM 7/28/2016 1:00:00 PM
Dudley Cemetery

Twp. Rd. 326
Caldwell, OH 43724

Dudley Cemetery
Twp. Rd. 326 Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

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Dudley Cemetery Final Resting Place

Twp. Rd. 326
Caldwell, OH 43724

Twp. Rd. 326 Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

National Alliance on Mental Illness

3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
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