According to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes:
Winfield Wiley Sword, age 77, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, November 9, 2015. Wiley was born in Mexico, Missouri on December 7, 1937 and lived there until the age of 7. He was a Civil War historian and published author who greatly enjoyed traveling and lecturing. Wiley was also an avid golfer, but nothing meant more to him that this family. He said his family was his greatest accomplishment. A memorial service for Wiley will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 1pm at Johns Creek Baptist Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wiley’s name to Pamplin Historical Park – Wiley Sword Collection, 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, Norcross/Peachtree Corners, GA; (770) 448-5757.
Wiley was a great historian and writer. He was also a gracious and generous man.