Mr. Louie Ray Wadley, 85, of Manila died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at his home. Born in Alicia, Ark., Mr. Wadley was the son of the late Joe "Huck" and Bertha Mae Williams Wadley and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and Korea where he received a Purple Heart and two Bronze Service Stars. Mr. Wadley was a member of the American Legion Post #197 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Pierce Wadley, in January 2011.
He is survived by three daughters, Linda Walker of Knob, Ark., Sarah Wadley of Manila, and Regina Riley of Rector; a sister, Martha Gilbert of Westwego, La.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
The family will receive visitors Thursday morning from 11 until service time.
The online guest register is howardfuneralservice.com.