Orea Ray Wiley, born September 11th, 1950, went home to be with our Lord, on November 6th, 2020. He was surrounded by his “Lady” and his four children, as well as his beloved daughter-in-law.
Orea was an amazing man, he loved the Lord and his family, and had such grace in his heart for every person that came into his life. He was a true man of faith and loved to share the Lord with anyone he met. Orea shared this love by pastoring for 22 years in both Missouri and Wyoming. A confident and outspoken man who lived his life with no fear, you always knew his opinion as well as where you stood with him. When he loved you, it did not matter if you were “family” you WERE family. Orea was drafted into the United States Army in 1970 and served proudly for 4 years. He served during the Vietnam war as a medic and a sharpshooter. He retired from Black Hills Power in 2018 where he worked as an electrician.
In 1970 Orea married Helen, his wife of 50 years, who was absolutely the love of his life, she was his “Lady”! Orea was a member of Faith Community Church and enjoyed teaching Bible studies to young and old! Orea cherished his church family very much.
Orea was preceded in death by his parents John and Ola Wiley. He is survived by his “Lady” Helen of Gillette, Wyoming; his sons Jonathan (Suzie Q), Reuben, David, and daughter Mimi; his sisters, Lee (Kenny) Cremeans, Donna (George) Anderson and Mazarda (the late Donald) Ramey, his grandchildren Michael, Sara (Shane), Matthew (Ally), Seth (Shelby), Tim, Sam, Thomas; his great-grandchildren; Parker, Selene, Hallie; a special sister-in-law Betty McCoy and his many beloved nieces and nephews from West Virginia.
Service will be held at Faith Community Church, 177 American Rd, Gillette, WY 82716, at 2:00pm on November 21st.
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25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
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