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Paul Edward Corley

June 10, 1939 August 26, 2018
Paul Edward Corley
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Obituary for Paul Edward Corley

Paul “Buzz” Edward Corley, age 79, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 26, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his parents Virginia Ruby Morgan Corley and Hugh Dorsey Corley of Atlanta, Georgia.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Libby Corley of Newport, RI, son Paul Edward (Carla) Corley, Jr., of Atlanta, daughter Karen (David) Baker of Franklin, Grandchildren, Connor and Courtney Trahan, Riley Baker, Caroline, Parker and Spencer Corley, as well as many extended family and friends.
Buzz was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 6, 1939 and spent his childhood growing up in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida playing catcher on the baseball team. He then married the love of his life before heading to flight school. He served in the Navy as a pilot after college flying the P-3 Orion and serving in Viet Nam. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander and his squadron was known as Buzz’s Buzzards. He then had a career as a commercial pilot with National Airlines and Pan American. Florida was his home for many years but the move to Murfreesboro eighteen years ago has given him lots of joy bringing him closer to his children and grandchildren. Buzz was the heart of his family, an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved spending time with his family on the lake, fishing, golfing and more recently playing bridge with his Murfreesboro friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN, 37130, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 9:00 – 9:45am followed by mass at 10am. A private family burial will follow at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1629 Williams Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.
SMITH FAMILY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES


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Visitation

Tuesday

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9:00 AM 9/4/2018 9:00:00 AM - 9:45 AM 9/4/2018 9:45:00 AM
Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church

1601 N. Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church
1601 N. Tennessee Blvd Murfreesboro 37130 TN
United States

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Tuesday

4

Sep

10:00 AM 9/4/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church

1601 N. Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church
1601 N. Tennessee Blvd Murfreesboro 37130 TN
United States
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