Gary Lynn Coley

March 7, 1959 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 61)



Gary Lynn Coley, age 61, of McCrory, Arkansas passed away November 8, 2020 at Unity Health Medical Center in Searcy, Arkansas. He was born March 7, 1959 in McCrory, Arkansas to the late Bobby Lloyd Coley and Shirley McNeely Coley. He attended Good Hope Baptist Church and as a young person Morton Baptist Church.

Gary’s hobbies included riding motorcycles, trick riding dirt bikes, riding horses, especially his horse Mocha, playing cards with family and friends and playing guitar, drums and harmonica. He especially loved his service dog, Allie.

Gary’s employments included mowing railroad right-of-way’s, welder, brick layer, construction worker, Coley Farms and Penrose Flying Service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Lloyd Coley and Shirley McNeely Coley; siblings, Janet Marie Coley Spray, Christopher Glenn Coley; grandparents, Jess and Marie Coley and Woodrow and Beda McNeely.

Survivors include one daughter, Claire Coley of Batesville, Arkansas; one son, Cody Coley of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Timothy Lloyd Coley of Sikeston, Missouri and other extended family members and friends.

Those that knew Gary would be quick to share some great stories of their time together.  Through all his struggles, Gary could always entertain a room and he never knew a stranger.  If you knew Gary then you know he would say, “Until next time Peace, Love, and Groovy Colors.”

 "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope”. - Martin Luther King, Jr

 A Graveside Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Pumpkin Bend Cemetery near McCrory, Arkansas.

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