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 John William McColley, Sr

John William McColley, Sr

Birth
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Death 10 Jun 1978 (aged 71)
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 23304241 · View Source
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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


Gravesite Details Born and Died in Shelbyville, Indiana

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  • Created by: Janet McColley Franklin
  • Added: 9 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23304241
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William McColley, Sr (8 Feb 1907–10 Jun 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23304241, citing Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Janet McColley Franklin (contributor 46939738) .