David Patton Colley

03/11/1950 - 01/08/2024


Obituary For David Patton Colley

Columbus Grove, Ohio

David P. Colley, age 73, went home to be with the Lord at 7:55 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2024, Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center with the love of his family by his side.

David was born March 11, 1950, in Mount Sterling, KY, to the late Buster and Beaureda (Williams) Colley Sr. On June 15, 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda (McGee-Shellaberger) Colley.

David was a 1969 graduate of Allen East High School. He retired from Teledyne Ohio Steel in Lima. David was a car and motorcycle enthusiast who loved rebuilding and restoring old vehicles. He was a true "jack of all trades", a certified welder, fabricator, painter and wood worker. He could fix or build anything. David was a longtime member of Lima First Assembly of God, the Crown Victoria Car Club and Cairo Sportsman Club. David especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Colley of Columbus Grove; two children, Jerry P. (Terri A,) Colley of Columbus Grove, and Donna S. (Tony J.) Fay of West Chester; three grandchildren, Gabe Colley, Peyton Fay, and Tanner Fay; sister, Geneva (Barton) Rousculp of Lima; brother, Menifee Colley of McGuffey; two sisters-in-law, Sheila Colley of Lima, and Benita "June" Colley of KY

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Buster Colley, Jr

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, prior to the service at the church.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Lima First Assembly of God Church, 1660 Findlay Rd., Lima, OH 45801. Pastor Darrel Bucher will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 191 Waukegan Rd., #105, Northfield, IL 60093.

Condolences may be expressed at


14 Jan


02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
15 Jan


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Lima First Assembly of God 1660 Findlay Rd. Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
15 Jan

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Lima First Assembly of God 1660 Findlay Road Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 01/13/2024

    So sorry for your loss .miss going out with you when Ray came to your area to play Santa .and David and Ray would hang out together with Martian .also when we were all at the Rebel Run.goid times.👌

  • 01/12/2024

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Such a kind person. You will be in our thoughts & prayers...Chris & Polly (Treglia) Kirian

  • 01/12/2024

    Linda, May all your memories be sweet. Prayers for God's loving arms to wrap around you and comfort you. Vicki Hauenstein

  • 01/10/2024

    Many Hugs and Prayers go out to y'all So sorry for ur loss, He will be missed by all


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