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Obituary for Wiley Lane Renfroe

Wiley L Renfroe
August 16, 1941 – October 16, 2019

On October 16, 2019, Wiley Lane Renfroe departed from this earth and began his heavenly journey. He was born August 16, 1941 in Quitman Georgia, to his parents, Lewis Silas & Maude L. Renfroe. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Navy where he spent many years as a “Gunfire Support Training” instructor. Upon retiring from his service in the military, he was employed at Eastman Kodak in Rochester NY., where he raised his family.

After retiring from Eastman Kodak, Wiley relocated to Pensacola Florida, with his wife, Kazuko Renfroe. Shortly after moving to Pensacola, Wiley decided to go back to work at West Florida Hospital, as he was the type of person who had to stay busy. After a few years, he decided it was time to retire for good, due to his declining health.

He is preceded in death by both his parents; his sisters: Sara, Janie, Nadine; his brothers: Lewis, Robert, Greg; and his son, L. Steven Renfroe.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Kazuko; his daughter, Susan (Chris) Hutson of Columbus Indiana; his grandchildren; his sister, Mary Ann; his brother, Thomas; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

For those who knew him, remember him as a devoted husband, loving father, and a good friend.

He will be laid to rest at the Barrancas National Cemetery at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the “Wounded Warrior Project” or to your favorite charity, in his name.