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COLLEY, JAMES SAMUEL "JIM" - was born April 2, 1939, in Prattville, Alabama. He died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Jim was an aeronautical engineer and prior to his retirement this April he worked for NASA, the TVA, and K-25 and Y-12 in Oak Ridge. He loved his family and enjoyed a wonderful life with an abundance of blessings. Jim was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation-Knoxville Chapter, the Oak Ridge Sportsmen's Association, and Safari Club International. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel Duffee Colley and Anna Elizabeth Colley. Jim leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his wife of 26 years, Melanie S. Colley; his son and daughter in law, James Adrian Colley (Melissa); and two beautiful granddaughters, Sarah and Isabella. Jim also leaves many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews with fond remembrances. A visitation will be held at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel on Kingston Pike on Thursday July 11th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Family and friends will gather at Prattville Memorial Chapel and Memory Gardens in Prattville, Alabama on Saturday, July 13th for a 2:00 pm graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knoxville Chapter of the , 4708 Papermill Dr. Knoxville, TN 37909. Online condolences at


Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from July 9 to July 11, 2013
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