Rolan D. Corley

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Rolan D. Corley

Services for LCDR, Rolan D. Corley, USN, Retired, 67 of Gilmer, will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 14, 2013 at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmer with Bro. Randy Stracener officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview. Arrangements are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer.

LCDR Corley was born on January 4, 1946 in Gilmer to Henry and Laurine Corley and passed away unexpectedly in Gilmer on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

LCDR Corley retired from the United States Navy in 1990 after 20 years of service where he flew a P-3 as a tactical coordination officer. LCDR Corley served as Upshur County Pct 3 constable for eight years and was active in the fight against drugs with his drug dog Samantha. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle association and participated in the BOO Rally for several years. In addition, he enjoyed entertaining with his ventriloquist act, singing hymns and performing as Elvis. LCDR Corley was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Gilmer.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Corley of Gilmer; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Alan Jackson of Heidelberg, Germany, Diane and Brent Shelton of Hallsville; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and April Johnson of Hallsville; grandchildren, Tyler Corley, Austin Schrumpf, Walker Schrumpf, Amerie Jackson, Chloe Jackson, Julie Johnson, Colten Shelton, Kinsley Shelton, Caleb Spencer, and Zoe Spencer; also surviving the mother of his daughters, Kathy Corley of Pensacola, Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gwinn and Diane Corley of Pensacola, Florida, Mickey and Kim Corley of Malakoff, Texas, Jeff and Becky Hill of Diana.

LCDR Corley is preceded in death by his parents, stepfather J.B. Hill and nephew Stephen Corley.

Rolan loved his family and you could not be in a conversation with him any length of time before he was bragging and showing you photographs. He was a proud husband, father and grandfather.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Jan. 16, 2013
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