Aaron Taylor Colley, Sr. passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside. His cause of death was due to his failing health issues.
Aaron was known to his family and friends by many names: A.T., Shorty, Uncle A.T., Paw Paw, Grandpa and Daddy.
He was born in Upland, Arkansas, July 11, 1924. Aaron served in the U.S. Army for three years with duty in WWII and England. He held his Bishop license with The Church of God of Prophecy. During his ministry he held pastoral positions in South Texas. Aaron retired from Exxon in 1980. After relocating from Kingsville, Texas, he and his wife now reside in Woodville, Texas.
He was known for his mandolin music and songs throughout the county. Preparing and preaching sermons was the highlight of his life. He deeply lived by what he preached. Aaron touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, of 74 years, Juanita Colley, soon to have celebrated 75 years on December 15, 2020. Three daughters Sharlot Colley, Diana Iund and husband, Russell, Marilyn Forke and husband, Michael; sons, Randy Colley, Sr. and friend, Dana and Aaron Colley, Jr. (deceased); a close friend of the family, Lisa Rayburn; eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren and numerous other who call him “Grandpa”.
We rejoice with him as he enters Heaven, the place he has told us about so many times. There will be no sorrow, no pain, just all glorious and celebrating a new life.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 7, 2020, at 10 am at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Russell Iund, Brother Willie Espinosa and Brother John Page officiating. Burial will follow at the Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, Texas. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 5 pm until 7 pm at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Willmon, Trey Kolbek, Braden Kolbek, Seth Chauvin, Randall Colley, Jr., and Steve McNeil.
The family would like to give a big thanks to the Affinity Hospice team that treated Mr. Colley so well.
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