Vernon Clinton “Jake” Donley, 85, of McGehee, passed away on March 16, 2019.
He served in the United States Army National Guard and was a long time employee for Celanese Chemical Company. He enjoyed working and was very active. He owned several rental properties and grocery stores. He loved to help people.
Mr. Donley was born on August 22, 1933 in Kelso to the late Martin Donley and Mattie Timmons Donley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings.
Survivors include his sons, Ronnie (Traci) Donley of Manville, Texas, Donnie (Debbie) Donley of Coweta, Oklahoma and Billy Donley of The Woodlands, Texas; daughters, Nonie (Bill) Shelton of La Porte, Texas and Jeannie (Danny) Earp of La Porte, Texas; grandchildren, Landon Donley, Travis Earp, Katelyn Donley, Jake Donley, Jason Donley, Priscilla Abbott, Devin Donley, Toeper Magby, Jerard Magby and Samantha Freeman; great-grandchildren, Julia Earp, Ryan Earp, Joei Scheffler, Mackenzie Childers, Carver Donley, Haley Magby, Collin Magby, Ella Magby and Mia Palmer, Maddie Palmer and Noah Palmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 20, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. John Carter officiating. Burial will be at Kelso Cemetery in Kelso.
Pallbearers are Landon Donley, Ronnie Donley, Travis Earp, Danny Earp, Jake Donley and Billy Donley. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Shelton, Jason Donley, Devin Donley and Donnie Donley.