|Joseph H. Coley, age 77, of Galesburg died Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 7:45 A.M. at his residence.
He was born on April 9, 1932 in Streator, Illinois, the son of James and Faye Traver Coley.
He married Barbara French on August 9, 1952 in Streator, Illinois. She survives of Galesburg, Illinois.
Also surviving are:
Sons: Tim (Leesa) Coley of Swanton, Ohio and Jeff (Kathy) Coley of Statesville, North Carolina.
Daughter: Stephanie (Mitch) Lippert of Peru, Illinois.
Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Brothers: Bill Coley of Lowell, Ohio, and Alan Coley of Streator, Illinois
Sisters: Linda Trapp of Streator, Illinois, Marion Baker of Streator, Illinois, Chris Meuser of Princeville, Illinois and Sheila Ririe of Chino Hills, California.
Preceded by his parents and one brother: John Coley.
He was raised and educated in Streator, Illinois graduating from Streator High School.
He was a fireman and was Assistant Chief for the Galesburg Fire Department, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois and served as Trustee.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, crossword puzzles, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears and especially being with family.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois with Visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. Pastor John Carlson officiating.
Cremation Rites will be accorded with Inurnment to be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois.
Online condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.