Edward “Ed” Colley, 90, of Crawford, AL passed away peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Columbus Hospice House in Columbus, GA.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am EDT on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Phenix City with Dr. Thomas Peavey officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm EDT at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City.
Mr. Colley was born October 29, 1927 in Richmond Hill, NY to the late Harry R. Colley and Frieda Gunther Colley. He served our country with honor with 23 years of service and was retired from the United States Navy as a dental laboratory technician. He continued that profession with Civil Service in Brunswick, GA then at Fort Benning and was retired with 20 years of loyal service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 135, VFW Lodge 335, was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, NARFE Chapter 1899 and served as Cub Scout Master. He recently worked with AARP as a tax Counselor, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder of the church. Mr. Colley was the owner of L.B. Enterprise Tax Service. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Colley, and Albert E. Colley.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 ½ years, Lucy “Bernice” Goodrich Colley of Crawford, AL, five children, Deborah Colley Williams of Phenix City, AL, Harry J. Colley and wife Mary Kay of Green Grove Springs, FL, Cheryl Colley Copeland and husband Fred of Lake Harding, AL, Martin E. Colley and wife Tammy of Columbus, GA, and Allen S. Colley and wife Lynne of Smiths Station, AL, (9) grandchildren, (11) great grandchildren, numerous extended family members, church family, many caring friends and his dog Leah.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to First Presbyterian Church 3310 10th Court Phenix City, AL 36867 or the Columbus Hospice House 7020 Moon Road Columbus, GA 31909