Amos (Newt) Coley, 73

Amos Newton (Newt) Coley, 73, of Brady, died Thursday, May 29, in Brownwood. Under the direction of Leatherwood Memorial Chapels, a graveside service with military honors was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31 in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady. He was born July 23, 1929, to Truman and Joe Coley. He married Geraldine (Jerri) Moore Sept. of 1984 in Duncanville. He was an inspector for Texas Instruments for 26 years, retiring in 1985, and a Baptist. Having moved here from the Dallas area, he was a resident of Brady for 18 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 3234, loved music, outdoors, playing the guitar and was a “cowboy” at heart. He was a jockey when he was young and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Jerri Coley of Brady; a son, Kevin Coley and wife, Melissa, of Carrolton; a daughter, Lynne Richison and husband, Tim, of Sacramento, Calif.; three brothers, Howard Coley and wife, Joyce, of Corsicana, Kenneth Coley and wife, Joyce, of Angleton and Charles Coley of Rowlett; a mother-in-law, Bea Cook of Brady; a brother-in-law, Sam Szenasy of Oklahoma; and three grandchildren, Priscilla, Martin and Chelby Coley, all of Carrolton. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Doyle and Truman Coley; and two sisters, Frankie Joe Burns and Jean Szenasy. Serving as pallbearers were Kevin Coley, Ray Standeford, Jerry Tedder, Les Tybo, Earl Hill and Joe Deeds. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Patton and members of the VFW Post 3234.

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