In Loving Memory of Danny L. Wiley

Nov. 2, 1959 – Jan. 23, 2016


Danny L. Wiley, 56, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 after a motor vehicle accident. Danny was born in Dos Palos, and raised in Los Banos, graduating from Los Banos High School in 1977.

Danny was a free spirit and his witty charm and captivating smile could light up any room. He always had a story, a joke, or a tall tale to share with his witty sense of humor.

He played football, baseball and basketball; but his true passions in life were hunting, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors. He traveled to many states for the “greatest hunts”.

Danny worked for 35 years for the local propane gas company. Danny began his relationship with Dayna Watkins in 2008, when he finally found his soul mate.

He participated in the Los Banos Sportsmen’s Association, National Rifle Association, and Quails Unlimited dinners and functions and was always there to help with many of the other local fund raisers; and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Danny is preceded in death by his parents, Guy Dell and Georgia Wiley; and his brother Dale Wiley.

He is survived by the love of his life, Dayna Orlando Watkins (and Ally); his children: Aaron, Samuel and Melanie Wiley, and Taryn Reyes; his siblings: Joan (Frank) Lima, Larry (Germaine) Wiley, Linda (John) Shearer, Diane (John) Mills, Dennis Wiley, and Sherri (Danny) Hennagan; many aunts, uncles, an enormous number of cousins; many nieces and nephews; and never forgetting his devoted best three canine pals Bell, Rayna, and Luke.

On Thursday, January 28, 2016 there was a visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel; services were held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00 am. at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel in Los Banos.

Publisher’s Note:

We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Danny Wiley. Danny was loved by all who had had the pleasure of meeting him. If fortunate to have known him, you realized Danny’s loyalty would always be a big part of the friendship.

While we were caught off guard upon hearing of his accident, we were also reminded to live life fully through his example of enjoyment of each day.

To all his family, and many friends, we again convey our sympathy and prayers. To Dayna and Ally, the cowboy may have ridden away, however his memory remains within our hearts forever.


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