Richard D. Colley

Born: Sat., Sep. 14, 1946
Died: Tue., Jan. 21, 2014


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 25, 2014
Location: Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 25, 2014
Location: Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home


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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.

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Betty Gay (York) Fox - Lewisville, TX
   Posted Wed January 22, 2014
Debbie,

I can't put into words how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved Dick. What a shock this had to be. Please know that I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you His comfort during this extremely difficult time.

Todd Wanley
   Posted Wed January 22, 2014
Debbie
So very sorry to learn of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Jessie March
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Debbie, so sorry for your lost, I will keep you and your family in my prayer.
God Bless
Jessie March

Bonnie Daub
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Dear Debbie,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You are a strong lady and have a wonderful family and friend support system and I know that you will get through this tragedy with dignity and grace as you have so many times in the past. May God be with you.

Norm & Dawn Tabler
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Debbie,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Norm & Dawn

Norman Tabler
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Norm .

To Debbie with love, Norm & Dawn


Paula Sullivan
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Debbie,

I am so sorry for your loss., and I'm keeping you in my prayers.

With deepest sympathy
love and prayers,
Paula Sullivan

Kathy Johnson
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Debbie,

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Johnson

Carolyn Konfirst
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Dear Debbie,
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! We were shocked to hear of your loss, and so wish we had done a better job of getting together! I am very glad Larry & I did have a chance to meet your beloved husband when we had dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise several years ago! Please take good care of yourself, and know you can call on me anytime! Carolyn & Larry

Rosemarie Pavy
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Dear Debbie,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. My God's grace sustain you during this difficult time.

Karen Ervin
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathies. Please take care and if you need anything, please let me know.

Shirley Cole
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Debbie,

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dick's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Kathy Bennington Hagerty
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Debby and family, please accept my most sincere condolences during this most difficult time. May your faith, family and happy memories help get you through this. Sending my love, prayers and many hugs to you.

Kelly Braverman
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Dear Debbie,
I am so terribly sorry. Our hearts are breaking for you. Please lean on us.

Kelly

Cindi Gott
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Dear Friend, Dick was in love with you from the beginning. Spending time with the two of you always made me smile inside. You could see his affection toward you. I still have his little elf, we'll have to have coffee sometime and laugh about old times. Hugs to you.

Marsha Nichols Baltzell
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Debbie, What a terrrible shock for you and your children! I can not imagine your pain at this time. I wish I was in Connersville so I could give you a warm hug in person. Please know that my heart is hugging you! You and your family are in my prayers that God will strengthen you during this most difficult time.

Carol Ricks-McCall
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Debbie,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know it's hard to understand, but God has a plan and he will see you thru this. His blessings and mercy will be with you during your difficult time. If there is anything I can help with, I'm just a phone call away. Know that I'm there for you.

Vicki McQueen
   Posted Fri January 24, 2014
Debbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Tim Jones
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Dick,

We had a lot of good times together from Grandview Elementary thru Connersville High School in 1964… shootin’ hoops at Boughner’s & all over town… baseball on the “hill” in Breitenbaugh Acres… chasing the same cheerleader (unsuccessfully), and never running (too far) afoul of the law.

I can’t believe we lived within 20 miles of each other all these years (Rushville to New Palestine) & never knew it and never got together, but I will hold hope that I’ll see you again one day.

My sincerest condolences to your family…

Tim Jones

Brenn Pruet Kunkel
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Debbie, please accept my condolences at this time. May God keep you in His embrace giving you love, strength, and guidance. You are loved by many....

Amy English McMillan
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Always remembering the wonderful times of our childhood at "Auntie Opal's".
All of the holidays with family, food and laughter. Especially the laughter. Such good times. I will treasure these memories forever. Rest in peace, cousin Dick. I love you. You will be missed.

Debbie Welsh Loughrey
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss! Frank Byrd always spoke so highly of Dick! Know that my heart is reaching out to you in sympathy and prayer! Fondly, Debbie Welsh Loughrey

Agnes (Ervine) Wilcher, San Tan Valley, AZ.
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
Steve, You may not remember me but I knew you from our younger days in Connersville. I seen you at the Lincoln Apts. a few years back. I just wanted send my deepest sympathy on the passing of your brother. Death is not easiy understood and God only understands why it happens but we do know there is eternal peace without pain in Heaven. Keep you memories close to your heart for they will help you through the hard days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and be with you and your family at this time. Agnes Ervine Wilcher

Mary Carter
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Debbie,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you and Dick had those years together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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