Moore Funeral Home
10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Indian Springs Baptist Church.
11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Indian Springs Baptist Church with interment in Indian Springs Baptist Church to follow.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Nov 23, 2020, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC (Ret) William (Bill) L. Corley, age 73, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 3656th Maintenance Company and retiring at the 890th Engineer BN. He had worked full-time and retired from the Camp Shelby Combined Maintenance Support Shop (CSMS No. 1) has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
William “Bill” Corley, Sr., 73, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at his residence in Petal. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Indian Springs Baptist Church with interment in Indian Springs Baptist Church to follow.
Bill was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church. He was known as a Jack of All Trades, including welding, farming, painting and construction. He truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Bill had served his Country for forty-one years in the Mississippi Army National Guard before retiring. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Annie Corley; three brothers, Clyde Corley, George Corley, Lynn Corley; a sister, Robbie Taylor; and a nephew Bryan Purvis.
He is survived by his wife, Charlestine Corley of Petal; three sons, Lewis (Donna) Corley of Petal, Greg Corley of Petal, Jason (Emily) Corley of San Antonio, TX; two sisters Barbara Tyner of Petal, Martha (Charles) Purvis of Slidell; a brother, Larry (Fredna) Corley of Florence; a sister-in-law, Judy Corley of Petal; ten grandchildren, including Brittany and Savanna Whittington; and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Bill will be 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Indian Springs Baptist Church.