SFC John Willie Corley, 62


John Willie Corley, age 62, departed this life on July 9, 2022, at home, following a long battle with an illness. A Homecoming Celebration was held Saturday, July 16, at 3 p.m. at Swainsboro City Auditorium with Minister AJ Brown officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery.

John was born December 20, 1959, in Swainsboro, to the late Jessie Flowers. After graduation, John joined the United States Army, where he served at several duty stations across the world and held positions such as infantry, supply, sniper, Drill Sgt., and weapons instructor. John later relocated to his home town of Swainsboro, where he continued to serve in his military capacity, and retired from the US Army as Sgt. First Class in 2013. Mr. Corley is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Jessie Flowers; and sister, Tina Corley.

Mr. Corley leaves to cherish his memories with his wife, Glenda of Swainsboro; daughters, Niquita (Albert) Corley-Brown of North Augusta, SC, Rasheeda (Justin) Evans of Jackson, SC, Alexis Heard of Independence, KY, and Kamryn Heard of Augusta; sons, Darnel Holbrook of Philadelphia, PA and Christopher Tilghman Sr. of Bethesda, MD; five grandchildren; three sisters; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mosley’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.