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William Colley, Jr

April 19, 1933 — August 8, 2020

William Clarence Colley, Jr passed away on August 8, 2020 at the age of 87 at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill, TN.

He was born in Nashville, TN on April 19, 1933 to William Clarence Colley and Katherine Foster Colley (nee Katherine Eleanor Foster).

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary DeVoe Colley (nee Mary Helen DeVoe)

He is survived by his sister, Elinor Foster Duke (nee Elinore Foster Colley) of Silverhill, AL; sons, William Clarence Colley III of Oberlin, OH, and John DeVoe Colley of Nashville, TN; granddaughters, Diane Elizabeth Colley of Portland, OR, and Jessica Elaine Day (nee Jessica Elaine Colley) of Port Angeles, WA; grandson, John DeVoe Colley Jr of Seattle, WA


Graveside service will begin at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Please consider that Covid-19 is still among us and the family would greatly appreciate the use of face masks and social distancing.

Thurman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at

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