Richard D. ColleySeptember 14, 1946 ~ January 21, 2014 (age 67)
Richard D. "Dick" Colley
Richard D. "Dick" Colley, 67, of New Palestine, Indiana, a native of Connersville, passed away unexpectedly as a result of a sudden heart attack Tuesday morning, January 21, 2014.
The eldest son of four children, he was born September 14, 1946 in Fort Richardson, Alaska, the son of Everett R. and Opal English Colley. He was a 1964 graduate of Connersville High School; additionally, he attended Anderson University on a basketball scholarship – subsequently, he entered the US Navy, serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict; following his honorable discharge, he returned to Fayette County and became employed with Roots Blower. Upon reentering college, he obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Ball State University; later, he worked in the Human Resource Department with Miller Brewing Company, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay and Pillsbury. During his time in Louisville, Kentucky, he was awarded the recognition of Kentucky Colonel.
He was active with the Lions Club, enjoyed playing golf and listening to music as well as watching movies.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie of New Palestine, Indiana, five children, Nikol Prieto of Indianapolis, Ryan Colley and his wife Erika Brask of Denver, Colorado, Tonya Gibson and her husband Kent of Indianapolis, Tyson Quinlan and his wife Megan of Beech Grove, Indiana and Timothy Quinlan of Chicago, Illinois, eight grandchildren, Morgan and Fyn Colley-Brask, Lily and Ryker Prieto, Reese, Ryanne, Izzy and Lainey Quinlan, a brother, Steve Colley of Greenfield, Indiana, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Leona English, his father, Everett Colley, his mother, Opal Colley, a brother, Bill Colley, a sister, Talma Frank, three uncles, Jim, Tom and Larry English, and an aunt, Irene Burge.
Funeral Services will be held 1 PM Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Pastor Micah Mathis officiating; burial with military rites conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 11 AM until the time of the service on Saturday; they may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.