Jimmy Shelton Coley

July 26, 1940 – October 13, 2020

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Jimmy Shelton Coley, 80, died on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born on July 26, 1940 in New Albany to Q. C. and Margaret Shelton Coley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired soil conservationist for the U.S.D.A. He was a member of the New Albany Presbyterian Church, where he served as a former deacon. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie Dunlap Coley; a daughter, Cheri Coley; two granddaughters, Amanda and Jenna Yoches; a special friend of the family, Brian Denning, whom Jimmy loved like a son; a sister-in-law, Lynda Barkley and her son, Dr. Thomas Barkley, Jr.; his siblings, Ken Coley and Sandra Ballard; a special cousin, Betty Treadaway; and the family wishes to thank his special caregivers, Leigh Dunlap and Linda Nobles. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lynn Coley; and a grandson, Jacob Yoches. Due to the lingering COVID-19 crisis, the family will have a private graveside service at Glenfield Memorial Park. Friends and family may sign the online guest book, offer condolences or share memories at www.unitedfuneralservice.com United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements.

Private Service

OCT 23

Glenfield Memorial Park

New Albany, MS

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