Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN


James E. Wiley

August 30, 1948June 21, 2020
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James Edgar Wiley passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the age of 71 at his home in Arlington, Tennessee. Jim was born on August 30, 1948 in Stuttgart, Arkansas. He retired from the Memphis Police after 25 years as an officer/helicopter pilot, and started Med-Care Ambulance, Inc., working as co-owner and CEO for 25 years. He pursued other careers throughout his life, including flight instructor, truck driver, and commercial pilot for a construction company. Jim was an avid duck hunter, a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol, and more recently a dedicated member of Faith United Methodist Church and a loyal brother in the Masonic Lodge in Arlington.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Dayle Wiley and Savilla Wiley Harper. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Wiley of Arlington, TN; his siblings, Robert Wiley (Eileen Wiley) of Nesbit, MS, Lynn Wiley Milam (Burt Milam) of Atoka, TN, and Shannon Wiley (Nora Wiley) of Atlanta, GA; his children, Dayle Wiley (Chasity Bacon-Wiley) of Cavalier, ND, Michael Wiley (Rachel Wiley) of Oakland, TN, Nicole Wiley Wilson (Robert Wilson) of Collierville, TN, Amanda Wiley of Arlington, TN and Elisabeth Rachel Wiley of Memphis, TN; as well as ten grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Friday, June 26, 2020 beginning at 1:00 pm with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 38133. Memorials may be sent to the Masonic Lodge of Arlington or to Faith United Methodist Church of Oakland, TN.


  • Dayle Wiley and Savilla Wiley Harper, Parents (deceased)
  • Pamela Wiley, Wife
  • Robert Wiley (Eileen Wiley), Sibling
  • Lynn Wiley Milam (Burt Milam), Sibling
  • Shannon Wiley (Nora Wiley), Sibling
  • Dayle Wiley (Chasity Bacon-Wiley), Child
  • Michael Wiley (Rachel Wiley), Child
  • Nicole Wiley Wilson (Robert Wilson), Child
  • Amanda Wiley, Child
  • Elisabeth Rachel Wiley, Child
  • Ten (10), Grandchildren

  • Masonic Lodge of Arlington
  • Faith United Methodist Church of Oakland, TN


  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020


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    Friday, June 26, 2020



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Christina Robertson

June 26, 2020

RIP sweet cousin Jim. I have fond memories spending time in Stuttgart and Memphis with my Wiley cousins. I think I was about 12 and Jim was probably a teenager when he gave me my first motorcycle ride in Stuttgart. It was fun and scary at the same time. Prayers for Pam and family. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jodi Parker

June 25, 2020

Christmas 2019

Phillip Gross

June 24, 2020

So saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was all so great to stop an talk of different experiences in just the passing of time loved to listen to his storytelling, all of us on Turley Ln. will miss him.

Susan Sanders-Prescott

June 24, 2020

Enjoying visiting Mr. Jim on Turley Lane and being a neighbor of his. He always had time to stop and chat while riding on his golf cart. He was a very kind and friendly soul. Prayers for Pam and family.

Joe & Christine Thompson

June 23, 2020

We offer condolences to the Wiley Family. We will always remember Jim as a caring neighbor. He was always willing to give a helping hand. We will miss his visits. Pam, God is able to comfort and keep you during this storm of life. We are praying for you and your family.


June 23, 2020

I offer my heartfelt condolences for all the Wiley family. No words can express my sadness of Jim's passing or my feelings for all the family. He was a friend, brother, and fellow Christian. It was because of Jim that I got back into the Lodge. My heart cries for all the family.

Dianna Borgmier

June 23, 2020

Pam and girls: Steve and I were so sad to hear about Jim. He was a good friend and we always enjoyed talking to him and seeing him at Arlingtons Depot Square.

Love hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Dianna and Steve Borgmier

The CROUSE Family

June 22, 2020

Jim was a wonderful person and neighbor. Don and him were very good friends and shared a lot through the years on Turley Lane. We are going to miss him coming down to the house visiting with all of the family. We love you Mr Jim

Gregory Griffin

June 22, 2020

I offer my heartfelt condolences to the Wiley family during this very unexpected loss. I was very saddened to learn of Jim's passing.

aneta freeman

June 22, 2020

Jim Wiley was always loving and caring. He love his children, grandchildren , brothers and sisters. He also were close to the cousin like me. When I lost my husband Billy, one of his cousins, Jim and his family took me in. We shared holiday together and enjoyed church service together. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Jim , till we meet again.


Dad pinning Dayle's Badge on at Border Patrol Academy


Dad with Dayle and Michael


Dad and Dayle at Border Patrol Academy Graduation


Grandpa with Emma and Abbie


Grandpa with Emma Disney Cruise


Grandpa with Abbie