Bobby R “Bob” Corley of St. Simons Island, Ga., and North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga. He fought a hard battle for 26 years with Parkinson’s disease. Bob was born on May 29, 1942, in Lilburn, Ga. His family moved to Atlanta when he was four years old. He will be greatly missed by his family.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Edgar Corley Sr. and Myrtle Farmer Corley; sisters Geri Leggett, Frances Green and Kathleen Wilkes; and brothers Eugene Corley and Edgar Corley Jr. He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law Steven Stanfield.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy Stanfield Corley; and sons John A. Corley of Brunswick, Ga., Matthew W. Corley of Roanoke, Va., and Brian E. Corley of North Myrtle Beach; his sister, Jackie Graham of Sugar Hill, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
His happiest times were those spent with his sons. He was a Scout leader, a baseball and soccer coach and spent many hours teaching his sons to fish. If anyone needed help Bob was always there to lend a hand. Bob volunteered with the United Way and other organizations. He had a long and successful career as a retail manager working for some of the largest in the country, including Sears, Kmart, W. T. Grant and True Value Hardware. His last store was working with Boulineau’s in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach.
At Bob’s request there will be no formal services. His ashes will be spread in Gould’s Inlet on St. Simons Island, Ga., along with his faithful dogs, Ellee and Tess.