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Coley Umphrey

January 14, 1957 — June 20, 2024

Coley Eddie Umphrey was born on January 14, 1957 in Savannah, Tennessee. He passed from this life on June 20, 2024. He was the son of Rosie Nell Dickey Umphrey and James "Jake" Ruben Umphrey.

He married Mildred Catherine McAlister Umphrey on November 28, 1986. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2024. He is survived by his sister, Jennifer Fielder (Jeremy); his brother, Jeff Umphrey; step children, Cathy Frank (Butch) and Scott Peeler (Tammy); step grandchildren, Crystal Bennett (Jonathan), April Copeland (Jesse), Nicholas Frank, Cameron Peeler (Laura), Christopher Snodgrass (Madison), Israel Broome, Joshua Broome, Jeremy Broome, and Anna Broome; 11 step great grandchildren; and 2 step great great grandchildren.

Coley was affectionately known as "Coco" by his nieces and nephews who he had a deep love for and they all had a very special relationship with him.

Coley worked for H & H Metals for 20 years and worked 30 years for Hardin County Board of Education as a school bus driver. He was very poplar with the children and was loved by the teachers who often requested his services when they had a field trip scheduled.

He loved to travel and always wanted to include his family in his adventures. In fact, Coley visited every state in the U.S. except for Hawaii. He would have gone there but he couldn't talk his mom into flying. He also loved fishing and riding his motorcycle and boat. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family.

Along with his wife and parents, Coley was preceded in death by his sisters, Nancy Gail Umphrey and Gloria Rebecca Cole; brother, James Neal Umphrey; step daughter, Carol Aday; and step sons, Steve Broome and Billy Broome.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, June 22, 2024

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Savannah

450 Church Street, Savannah, TN 38372

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Visitation

Sunday, June 23, 2024

11:00am - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Savannah

450 Church Street, Savannah, TN 38372

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Savannah

450 Church Street, Savannah, TN 38372

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Burial

Sunday, June 23, 2024

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