Harley Staley 87 passed away on July 9 at his home with his family beside him. He was born on December 11, 1930 to Rom and Ruby Staley in Roxton, Texas. He attended Roxton School and later attended Lamar Business College. In 1951, he joined the US Navy and served until 1955 and was honorably discharged. He served during the Korean War.
After returning home, he married Lucy Williams of Pattonville, Texas. Living many years in Pattonville and attending the Church of Christ where he served as Deacon for many years. Later moving to Paris, they became members of Lamar Avenue Church of Christ. His time was always enjoyed with all his friends and family.
Harley owned and operated Staley Tile and Marble Company for 39 years before retiring.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, having many happy years together. Daughter, Kathy Grigsby, she brought many happy moments to him during his sickness; always a blessing. Granddaughter Shonda and Gerald Stephens. Shonda always showed love and kindness and brought him pleasure. Great-granddaughters: Alaka and Marley Walters. They would always bring a great smile when they entered his room. Grandsons, John and James Grigsby. One great-great-grandson, Deon Gray; three sisters Joy and Bobby Whitaker, Joy whom was very dear to him. Claudine and John Wood. and Frances Wilson. One brother, Bobby and Lois Staley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eugene, Jimmy, Billy Eb and Lealon Staley; one sister, Neva Nell Armstrong.
Wood Funeral Homes of Deport have charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Graveside Services will be at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 12 at Highland Cemetery.
Special Thanks to Dr. Sid White for all his years of love and caring. Platinum Home Health and Hospice for all the wonderful nurses. Special thanks to Rachel and Aaron.