Wiley Carroll Cable

Wednesday, June 17, 1936 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Loving Husband, Daddy, and Granddaddy

Photo of Wiley Carroll Cable  - 1936-2020

Canton- Wiley Carroll Cable, a man blessed with a full and wonderful life of 83 years, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Wiley was born June 17, 1936 to the late Pat Cable and the late Elva Crisp Cable and had made his home in Haywood County all of his life.  Mr. Cable had proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.  He was employed with Southern Bell Telephone Company and retired with many dedicated and faithful years of service. Wiley was a true outdoorsman, whether it was hunting among the mountains where he was born and raised, fishing in his favorite creeks or streams, or traveling to the coast to spend time at the beach at Ocean Isle- Wiley was always happy and content.  He indeed had a wonderful personality and delighted everyone with his jokes that he seemed to never forget.  Wiley had a way with words and he could entertain family and friends forever with his stories.  In the words of his family, “He was the best storyteller ever.”  His kindness and thoughtfulness toward others will never be forgotten.  Wiley truly had a giving and caring heart and it seemed that he was always there to help anyone who needed a helping hand in his neighborhood or in the community.  Mr. Cable had attended Canton First Baptist Church.  He was a wonderful husband, a loving daddy and granddaddy, and a cherished friend. In memory of Wiley Carroll Cable, let us reach out to help someone or just simply perform a random act of kindness. Wiley would be pleased.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Evan, Charles, Neil, Tommy, Bob, Roy, and Ben; and a sister, Patsy Swanger.

Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Alieta Hardin Cable of Canton;  his daughters, Candace Wingfield and her husband, Dean Wingfield of Maryland and Cynthia Hay and her husband, Rev. Dr. Stephen Hay of Northern Virginia; his favorite granddaughter, Kathrine  Hay and also his grandsons who he called “The Gang”: “ Deadeye” Evan (Lauren), “ Rockhound” Dr. Travis, “Squeaker” Charles Wingfield and “Firecracker” Elliott Hay; a brother, Fred Cable; a sister, Clara Metcalf;  his best friend, racing buddy and beach bum, Terry Rector; and special friends, Jordan Greene, Taylor Canady, Pam Watson, and Susan Rector.

A service of remembrance and celebration of Mr. Cable’s life will be held at a later date.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Cable family.

Condolences from family and friends

Our heartfelt condolences to our classmate and friend, Cynthia Cable Hay, on the passing of your father, Wiley Carroll Cable on on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Please know that we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. May the memories you hold so near and dear be your comfort now and in the days to come.
PHS Class of 1978
Mrs Cable, Cynthia and Candy, So sorry to hear about Mr Cable. I love the picture you choose to use, it's just how I remember him growing up. I have the family in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to pray for peace during this difficult time.
Cindy Dixon-Owen
Candy and Family, The Class of 76 sends their deepest condolences in the passing of your father. May God grace you with comfort and strength during this time of sorrow. May the memories you hold dear, forever remain in your heart. Sincerely, Your Classmates and Friends of 76
Cheryl Summey
Candy, Cynthia, and Mrs. Cable, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all and wrap you in his loving arms until you meet again. You are in my prayers.
Tina Parham Daniels
Sending sincere sympathy to you all in the loss of your husband, dad and grandfather. May God bless you with His Peace.
Clara A. Curtis
My heart hurts for all of Wiley's family... My heart hurts because I lost a friend that I had a chance to see many times, and didn't take that opportunity... What a beautiful man this world has lost. We had so many great times together playing Telephone Man... He always kept me laughing and when he was quiet he was thinking of something funny to say. I'm so sorry that I did not take the opportunity to hug you and tell you how much you mean to me. You will live in my heart forever, Wiley Cable, and I will forever love you...
Vervin W Stamey
Dear Cynthia, Sorry for your loss. It sounds like your father was loved by many. I think if you often and know that you’re still as busy as you were here. I no longer live in Sandbridge. I miss the beach, as well as Mother Nature’s many creatures. May your happy memories lift your spirits. Sincerely, Bobbye Fentress
Bobbye Fentress (Sandbridge)
Alieta, Candace and Cynthia, We are so sorry for your loss. We always thought of Wyley like a brother. He will be greatly missed.. You all will be in our thoughts and Prayers.
Bud and Julia Clark
Alieta and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Wiley's passing. He was such a delight to be around and always entertained us all at the office when he would come in. We will miss seeing his smiling face. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brad and Sally Morgan
My condolences to the family .
Suzanne Crisp Ames
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Wiley has been a member of West Canton for many years. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Anne Mathews Email at abmdean@yahoo.com
West Canton Baptist Church Members
My sympathy goes out to you and your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers
Judy ((Olson-Ortega) Semrov
My deepest sympathies to Alieta and family.
Sharon Byers Conner