Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.
He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Albert F. Jolley and Lonnie “Jewell” Brown Jolley. He is preceeded in death by his wife Geraldine Shinault Jolley of 54 years and his grandson Sam R. Scherkenbach.
Mr. Jolley retired from the Navy after 20 years. He worked on civil service jobs from San Diego to Oklahoma. His last job was with the Evans Company in Conyers.
His passions were guns and ammo and wood working.
He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and the time with him was cherished by all.
Survivors include his son Gayle F. Jolley Jr, and special friend Lou Carrol l of Geneva, Alabama; daughter and son-in-law Frankie Scherkenbach and Don Scherkenbach of Newborn. Daughter and son-in-law Serena Rinkleib and Michael Rinkleib of Temecula, California. He has five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Gaither’s United Methodist Church, 1375 Newotn Factory Bridge Road, Covington, Ga. 30014.
Instead of flowers please donate in his memory to Wounded Warriors Project at 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256.