James Howard Corley went Home to be with his Savior on September 8, 2020.
Jim was born March 12, 1948 in Shelbyville, IL to Howard Allen and Lorene Esther (Leach) Corley. He married Linda I. Loden September 19, 1970 at the Presbyterian Church in Cayuga, IN. She survives.
He is survived by two sons, Mark (Carmelita) Corley, Scott (Kim) Corley of Danville, ten Grandchildren; Ashley (Jess) Jenkins, Brittany (Phillip) Kietzmann, Katie Garowski, Krista Phillips, Kyan (Jestin) Perry, Kyna, Kyndal, Kynnedi, Austin and Jesse Corley, and seven Great-Grandchildren - Phillip & Clayton Johnson; Ava & Aven Garowski, Rylann, JJ & Evan Goetzelmann, a special cousin, Joyce Lou Beem of Windsor, IL, and an Uncle Dad to Jodie, (Chris) Amos, Corvan & Kori Hamand, Li’l Paul & Malinda Hamand. Jim had the love of MANY children that have always called him Grandpa & Loved them as if they were his own, Tyler & Taylor West, Paisleigh Holman, Cris Harrier, Olivia, Amelia, Mikie & Zelia Taylor, Sam Rothwell, and Kayla & Jo Jo Daugherty and many others.
Jim was preceded in death by his Mother, Father and a Grandchild of Scott & Kim whom he is anxious to meet in heaven and share all his LOVE and HUGS with.
Jim was a 1967 graduate of Danville High School. He was employed at Morris Flamingo Bobby Pin Factory, Berkeley Davis and Ball. He retired from Ball on Labor Day 2010.
Jim was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Jim was an only child, but when he married, he felt the love of all of Linda’s family and inherited them. He did not know what it was like to have so much family, but he accepted all of them with joy and appreciated their willingness to accept him into the family. He was also a very good friend to all that he met. He was always willing to help others in just about any project that was brought before him. If he didn’t know how to do something, he was always willing to learn how to do it. He loved hauling with his truck, especially the one that he built a hydraulic lift system for. He was one that enjoyed saving metal of just about any kind because “He just never knew when he might need it.” He had a great sense of humor and especially enjoyed being with his family and friends.
After 40 years of intense prayer by his wife, Jim ACCEPTED Christ as his SAVIOR. In his final days, he felt the Love of God and grew in Spirit.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday, September 12 at Vermilion Heights Christian Church. Services will be private.
Donations can be made to missionaries, Brent and Mary Marion and Vermilion Heights Christian Church.
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