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William Gaither Colmery Jr.

1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
William Gaither Colmery Jr. Obituary
COLMERY William Gaither Colmery, Jr., 84 of Jacksonville passed away at St. Vincents hospital on February 28 th, 2014 following a brief illness. He was born on March 5, 1929 in Nashville, TN to Florence and William Colmery and moved to Jacksonville in 1936. He graduated from the Bolles School and the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. During the Korean War he served as a naval intelligence officer in the Philippines, followed by a long career in life insurance and financial planning. Throughout his life he prioritized his faith, serving as an elder at St. Johns Presbyterian Church and as Chairman of the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Jacksonville. As a proud Cavalier, he served as the President of the University of Virginia Alumni Association of Jacksonville. He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Bent Colmery, his daughters, Anne Colmery Brown (Louis) of Tampa and Virginia Colmery Parsley (David) of Tampa as well as his five beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth Fairfield Brown, Cameron Colmery Brown, Stephen Colmery Parsley (Margaret), Ashley Hewes Parsley and Caroline Hopkins Parsley. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, March 3 at St. Johns Presbyterian Church with Reverend Dr. Jonathan Lovelady officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Jacksonville. Services have been entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Chapel at 729 S Edgewood Ave. Jax. 32205 904-388-2711 Please Sign the Guestbook @
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 2, 2014
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