Feb. 8, 1907 Shelbyville Shelby County Indiana, USA
Jun. 10, 1978 Shelbyville Shelby County Indiana, USA
June 10, 1978
John William McColley, Sr., 71, Morristown, died at 4:20 a.m. today at Major Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health several months.
Born Feb. 8, 1907 in Shelbyville, he was a son of Sanford Harvey and Arzora Mae (Branyan) McColley.
Surviving are: seven children, step-daughter, Mrs. Billy (Joyce) Lingenfelter, Greenfield; daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Janet) Franklin, sons, John W. McColley, Jr, Mark Anthony McColley and Roger Allen McColley all of Duluth, Minn., Sanford "Skip" McColley, St. Paul, Minn., and Daniel McColley of Morristown. Sisters, Goldie Hungerford, Isabelle Jeffries, Hepza Burkett and Dorothy Brooks, all of Shelbyville; three brothers, Gene McColley, Jim McColley and Norman "Dutch" McColley all of Shelbyville; and nine grandchildren and a step-great-granddaughter, 5 step grand-children. Four brothers and a sister preceded in death. (Lawrence, Sanford, Emil, Charles McColley and Mary Jeffries)
Mr. McColley had been employed for several years by the local H. E. McColley Construction Co. as a heavy equipment operator. He was a 15-year member of the local Eagles Lodge and a member of the Moose Lodge. He taught at the Heavy Equipment school in Morristown and was night security guard.
Services will be at 10 a.m Tuesday at the Carmony Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Throckmartin officiating. Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN
TO JOHN MCCOLLEY I'D LIKE TO SAY, YOUR BIRTHDAY IS COMING IN JUST A FEW DAYS. NOT AS YOUNG AS YOU USED TO BE, YOUR SO FAT, CAN'T SEE PAST YOUR KNEES
AND IF I MAY BE A LITTLE BIT BOLDER OH JOHN MCCOLLEY YOU JUST GETTING OLDER NOW DEAR OLD JOHN DON'T GET MAD CAUSE REALLY DEAR YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO BAD.
CAUSE WHEN YOU MARRIED A SOSBE GIRL YOU GOT SOMETHING BETTER THAN A PEARL AND A SISTER-IN-LAW SUCH AS ME JOHN YOUR JUST LUCKY AS CAN BE.
TOP THIS ONE IF YOU CAN your sister-in law-MARGIE wrote around 1964
Thinking about you and your family today. Miss everyone so much it hurts. Now Skip is with you and I hope you all had a good time. But know here on earth we miss and love you. -
Reba Added: Jun. 27, 2011