Willie Corley
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Willie Corley, 76, of Denham Springs passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his home in Denham Springs. Mr. Corley was an avid hunter, he especially loved turkey hunting. He was a hardworking man, who loved his family very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Lottie Price Corley. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat Corley; two sons, Alan Corley and his wife, Faleisha and James Corley and his wife, Cassie; daughter, Stacey Forbes and her husband, Glenn; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 12:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2019 at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 with visitation from 9:00 am till service time at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would like to thank the special ones who stepped up during this time of need.

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Published in The Advocate from Sep. 4 to Sep. 6, 2019.
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October 10, 2019
I dont know where to start because I have known Willie almost as long as I have known Pat .i have been as much as family can be without being blood family . I will miss him so much and seeing my bestie hurt for him , hurts me too . Willie ,you are in a beautiful , peaceful and pain free place with our Lord. You have no illness anymore . You can remember like you have never remembered before. I wished that there was more. I could have done for you besides being there to help with whatever I could . We will all see each other again and when we do ,better watch out .The party will begin! I love you Willie and Ill try and comfort Pat the best I know how.i left out that when you and Pat first got married and lived in a one bedroom apartment I would spend the night and sleep in the bed with yall . You didnt care ! You have always went with the flow. Till we meet again !❤❤
Marcia Nevels
October 4, 2019
One of the greatest Men I've ever known.
Go Tigers...
Buddy Cheveallier
October 4, 2019
I am very lucky to have been apart of this man's family and to have known him it was a joke between me him and aunt pat when I was a lil girl he always would say how bad I was aunt pat would say willie she is just teething lol so he would always joke and tell aunt pat well I guess she is still teething huh pat and that wasn't long ago he said that cause I still mess up these days lol I hope u get the peace and rest u deserve u were the greatest man I have known I'm sure u r just as great where u r now until we all meet again uncle willie stay close to aunt pat she needs ur spirit love always shannon
Shannon Kimball
October 3, 2019
Well I don't really know how I'm gonna go in this thing called life without you. I know I will make it because your love will carry on til God brings me home to be with you again. I loved you with everything in me and I felt that same kind of love from you. You were the most Amazing man I've ever known, you taught me so much about life. You shared our kids with me and that allowed me to be a Mom and a Maw Maw , what a Blessing that has been. When we first met so many folks thought we would never make it because of our age difference, boy did we prove them folks wrong. Your the biggest treasure and Blessing God could have gave me. I will forever treasure our lives together and hold in my heart all those precious memories we made through our life. I know your in a better place , and I'm at peace with all this, however my heart is hurting so bad. I know God will help me with this, just know I'm coming to be with you again when my time is called. For now I'll be here doing whatever God has planned for me. Just know I Love You With All My ❤ Your loving and dedicated wife.
Pat Corley
October 3, 2019
I will never forget you cheering me on playing Pacman and laughing everytime Aunt Pat said Go Nifty Go.. lol Jason says you are in Heaven and misses you. He will take care of your wife Forever in my heart, thoughts and prayers. I love you Uncle Willie.
Michele Kauffman Hernandez
October 3, 2019
I am so grateful that God allowed me to meet Mr Willie when I was just a boy . Although he had his own children to raise he still made sure to be a loving example of how to live .i will forever treasure our hunts and our times together .He taught me about respect ,about doing the right thing even if no one was looking ,he shared his knowledge of hunting and life in general everything from tying knots to making wine ! There wasn't to many things that he wouldn't tackle and he taught me the importance of trying to do it right !! I I was amazed at his ability to tell jokes and make people laugh I have spent many a years trying to accomplish that same feat only to fall far short from his ability.He was no doubt the best at making folks laugh !! Mr Willie and Mrs Pat I thank you both for allowing me to be a part of a season in y'all s special life!! He told me many times the women a man chooses for his wife will determine a lot about his life !! He told me that he had found the perfect wife and that's why he had enjoyed an almost perfect life ! A well deserved compliment for Mrs Pat as I have to agree there is not another one like Mrs Pat . Mr Willie May you rest now as your last days were difficult! We will see you soon my friend May God bless you for all you did on your days on earth !!
Love you my friend Ed Crowder
Ed Crowder
September 30, 2019
So sorry Mrs. PAT for your loss. I have a couple of stories i remember about this good Man. The 1st is him taking me on a camping trip that was so much fun. We stayed on house boat. I remember eating deer back strap fried in lard and it was so good. Fishing, hunting, and swimming it was a blast. I did find out i was allergic to poison ivey on that trip lol.

The other good memorie is when some neighbors had took my big wire spool and Mr Willie walked over there and said I think you have something that belongs to this boy and they gave it back. That meant so much to me wish I would have told him. My Dad lived an hour away Mr. Willie knew this and helped me out. God Bless you Mrs. Pat and Family so many good memories with you all. Hope to see you all soon
Wayne Fishbur
September 29, 2019
Uncle Willie was one amazing man. He was always so sweet and laid back. A go with the flow kind of man. Even when his house was filled with us overly loud people. He gave everyone gentle hugs and kisses when they saw him. I know one of my favorite memories may seem so small but its one that I have always enjoyed. He and Aunt Pat would called each other momma and daddy. It was so special to hear so often. I pray for a marriage just as beautiful. Another memory that was more recent was the smile on his face when Trenton became his pal. Trenton is shy at first and loved Uncle Willie. Now he loves Aunt Pat too!
Uncle Willie will always be a part of our lives and we continue to pray for the comfort of our dear Aunt Pat. We love you.
Meri LeJeune
September 13, 2019
Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what's to be. A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, different paths along the way. We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay. "ANON"

You've been in my life nearly 35 years. You've been "Paw Paw" to my children, a person they all look up to and admire. It's so difficult to say goodbye! Please know we are all going to be here for Maw Maw and watch after her for you. Until we meet again.
Mary C.
Mary Caston
Family Friend
September 7, 2019
I'm not exactly sure if you ever knew this but you are to me truly a savior of a whole entire family and I don't mean just the Corleys, and I could never ever have enough words to tell you or show you how grateful and what that meant to me and that security and that's constant relief that you willingly and beautifully took on Patricia Chevealliers entire family, you've been a vessel of God from the time I met you and you enjoy the peace that you're resting at you earned it and deserve it to one of my biggest angels I love you with every part of my body thank you truly thank you
Kristen Hayes
September 5, 2019
Mrs Pat and family, please accept our deepest condolences. We were saddened to hear of Mr Willies passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. I will always be grateful for knowing Mr Willie. He was a great man, always making me feel welcome in your home. Love and hugs always!

Lynn and Sondra Calamia
Lynn Calamia
September 5, 2019
My Dear Cousin Pat and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. But, we all have a new guardian angel to watch over us now, and that can give comfort during the difficult days ahead. I will always remember that every time I was with you and Willie, he had a smile on his face and kindness in his voice. Dwell on the special memories you have of Willie, and his love for you and the family to give you comfort. We Love You! Randy and Janet
Randy Cheveallier
September 5, 2019
Dear Pat and family,
Heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Willie. Pat, 48 years of marriage is a tribute to the love that you and Willie shared. His love will always be with you.
Sorry we can't be with you for the services,but know that our love and prayers are with each of you in this time of sorrow.
Beverly and Richard DiGerolamo
September 5, 2019
Pat and Family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Every time I saw Willie, he always had a smile on his face. Jerry has told me some of the stories that involved ya'll. Sounds like you three had a lot of fun in your lives. So very blessed to have known Willie. Love you! Corky
Corky Cheveallier
September 5, 2019
My sweet paw paw, you will be greatly missed. I know you are in a much happier place surrounded by all our loved ones who passed before you. I will never forget your sweet smile and your silly personality. Always dancing and acting goofy, you were an amazing spirit to be around. I love you and will miss you terribly. Watch over us all.
Rachel Johnson
September 5, 2019
Pawpaw, I will cherish the 7 years I had with you. I'm so glad Riley got to meet her Pawpaw Willie. She loves you so much! We all do. James is so blessed to have had a pawpaw like you. We will always be your J and L. We will take care of Mawmaw for you.

Until we meet again,
Love Lindsey, Jayme, and Riley
Lindsey Corley
September 5, 2019
Uncle Willie I'm gonna miss your stories and jokes at "hen parties" Although the "Hens" laughed at me, I'm gonna miss you showing me your pretties and telling me all about how to use them. You were truly a special person & will be greatly missed.
Carolyn Whetstone
September 5, 2019
Unconditional Love
Pat, my dear sweet friend... I am SO sorry for you loss. Willie was such a wonderful man and a loving husband & father. I am praying for you and all the families he touched in his life. God will stand beside all of you and help you get through this tough time. Love you Pat...and you Stacey
Darlene May
September 5, 2019
Lexie Kimball
September 5, 2019
We love you Uncle Willie you will be missed greatly. Continue to watch over aunt Pat. We will hold you in our hearts forever.
Alexis Kimball
September 5, 2019
My sweet friend Pat,
My heart is breaking for you and your family. Willie was such a great guy with a great smile,if he directed it you,you knew it was genuine. You are a lucky woman to have found that once in a lifetime love. Hang onto those memories. I love you!
Dana Griffith
September 4, 2019
One of the best man I've ever met. A great husband to my sister. A great dad and paw paw. The best brother n law. I will miss you big big. Hope you and Gis get together up there in heaven and do some fishing. But don't flip the boat. Love you and will miss you. ❤❤
Beverly Gisler
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