James Allen Colley, 41, of Patterson, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 8, 2020, at his residence, following a short illness.
Born August 20, 1978 in Blackshear, he was a son of Gary Wayne and June Reagon Colley. He lived most of his life in Pierce County and was a 1997 graduate of Pierce County High School. He was the ace pitcher for the Pierce County Bears baseball team for several years and was known for his 90 m.p.h. fastball. He was employed with Underground Pipeline Rehabilitation (UPR), Inc. in Patterson and was a member of Offerman Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joe and Eula Murray; paternal grandparents, Ottis and Inez Colley; aunts and uncles, Diane and Junior Johnson, Shirel Colley and Joe Carmichael, and James Boatright.
Survivors include his three children, Daylon Colley, Patterson, Blake Colley, Byron, and Sheyenne Colley, Perry; his parents, Gary and June Colley, Patterson; his brother and sister-in-law, Cary and Shelly Colley, Patterson; nieces and nephews, Taylor Colley and Alivia Colley, both of Patterson and Sierra Barecky and Dylan Barecky, both of Byron; the mother of his children, Stephanie Oliver, Perry; aunts and uncles, Teraina and Jerrid Ragsdale, Tommy and Patsy Colley and Edward and Carol Colley, all of Patterson and several great-uncles and great-aunts and many cousins and other relatives.
Visitation will take place from 2-3 p.m. Friday, August 14, at Offerman Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 14, from the Offerman Baptist Church.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.