James “Jim”  Coley, Sr.


Obituary form for Paris Post-Intelligencer

McEvoy Funeral Home, Inc.

                                                                        Paris, TN 38242                           Phone # (731)642-1441

Name: City & State James “Jim”  Coley, Sr. of Buchanan, TN
Age: 86
Place of Death: His residence
Date of Death: Friday, September 20, 2019
Funeral Time/Day: Graveside 10:00 AM September 22, 2019
Place of Funeral: Bethel Cemetery
Minister/Celebrant: Family Members
Place of Burial: Bethel Cemetery
Visitation: none
Date/Place of Birth: August 14, 1933 in Dallas, Texas
Pallbearers: Family Members
Both Parents Names: 

include mother’s maiden

(surviving or preceded)

Archibald Andrew Coley and Pearl Annie Lee Crimm Coley, both preceded
Spouse: Date of Marriage

(surviving or preceded)

Violet Rae Nelson Coley of Buchanan, TN; Married: September 1, 1961
Daughters: City/State Cindy (Dan) Murphy of Yellville, Arkansas
Sons: City/State James Jesse (Cyndi) Coley, Jr. of Hickory Creek, Texas

Frank Clayton (Tracy) Coley of Henry, Tennessee

Sisters: City/State Helen Elizabeth Coley, Dorothy Ruth Coley and Jane Coley all preceded
Brothers: City/State Archie A. Coley and Gerald Parker Coley, both preceded
Grandchildren: 5: James Coley, Sonny Mclain, Misty Mclain, Brandi Coley, and Amanda Wintersteen
Great-grandchildren: 6: Leandra Coley, Tyler Coley, Shelby Mclain, Harley Mclain, Hailey Mclain, and Aiden Wintersteen.

Preceded by (1) great grandchild: Elizabeth Wintersteen

Personal Information: Mr. Coley worked primarily as a heavy equipment mechanic on the Trans-Alaska pipeline and later for Tennessee Asphalt in Paris, TN.  He was also an amateur gold miner, dog breeder, and inventor, always ready with a joke and a smile. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a beloved family man. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to :

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 

501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959