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David Wiley

Staff Writer
The Daily Ardmoreite
David Wiley

Services for David Mose Wiley, 78, of Okmulgee, formerly of Ada will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Donnie Jacob will officiate. Burial will follow at Wiley-Watson Family Cemetery in Dustin, officiated by Revs. Donnie Jacob and Revs. Whitlow of Thewarle Church. The family will receive friends from 6–8 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home.

David passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at a Broken Arrow hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1941 in Claremore to Wilburn W. “Sonny” and Billie Jean Taylor Wiley. He graduated from Maud High School in 1959 as co-valedictorian. He attended Oklahoma State University in 1959 and played basketball under Hank Iba. He then transferred to East Central University where he received a B.S. in education in 1963. While at East Central, he served as Student Senate President and also played basketball from 1960-1963. Later, in 1989, he received a master’s in education from East Central University.

Coach Wiley began his career in 1964 at Carrier High School, where he led his team to the 1970 Class A State Championship. His overall coaching career records consists of 595 wins and 241 losses, and his career record as a girls basketball coach is 462 wins and 177 losses. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Girls High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994 and was ranked No. 75 Oklahoma High School All-times girls coaching wins. Coach Wiley coached eight All State Basketball players and had also started the girl’s track programs at Carrier and Ardmore. He led Ardmore to the girls State Track and Field State Championships in 1980, 1981 and 1982. He was selected Track Coach of the Year in 1980, 1981 and 1982. He was selected to coach the girls All State Basketball Games in 1971.

Coach Wiley was the Ada High girls basketball coach from 1984–1991. He was the Indian Education Director for Ada City Schools from 1984 until he retired in 2005. Coach Wiley was the founder and creator of the Ada City Schools’ Alternative Education School.

David was avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing all his life.

Survivors include his daughter, Leah Older and husband Mark, Denver; his son, Dr. Matthew Wiley and wife Christina, Jenks, OK; grandsons, Campbell Wiley, Noah Wiley and third grandson due in March; a granddaughter, Everlie Wiley; two sisters, Tresha Wiley-Brock and her husband Buster and Patsy Jean Schmidlkofer and husband Robert; his nieces, Angie Norman and Ginger Schmidlkofer; and nephews, David Brock and Jason, Willy and Vinnie Schmidlkofer.

Bearers will be Zane Bowman, Alton Willingham, Bobby Gray, Chuck Roberts, Mike Anderson and Mark Older. Honorary bearers will be Campbell Wiley and Noah Wiley.