Louis “Junior” Colley

December 31, 2020

Louis “Junior” Colley passed away on Thurs., Dec. 24, 2020 at the age of 70.

He was born on May 11, 1950 in Milton, FL to the late Louis Colley, Sr. and Geneva Mae Mathis. He liked to fish and hunt in his spare time, but music filled most of his days. Junior played music for over fifty years. He played many instruments: piano, guitar, and lead guitar but the steel guitar was his passion and it earned him the name “Man of Steel”. Louis played in many bands including: The Kendalls (Top 100 Hits), Rebels Quartet, Naomi and Siego’s Brothers, The Orells, and The Dixie Echoes. He was rated #2 best gospel guitar player in the USA. Louis was involved in many local groups and fundraisers. Even though music was an important part of his life, his family was the most important.

He is preceded in death by his parents: sister, Betty Colley; and brothers, Edward Colley and James Colley.

Junior is survived by his wife, Jeanne Majors; daughter, Alicia Maria (Chad) Caldwell; grandchildren, Andrea Maria Spaulding and Michael Anthony Spaulding; great grandchildren, Syler Hannon, Scarlett Hannon and Kylie George; step-son, Jason Majors; and step-grandchildren, Natalie Majors, Noah Majors and Arah Hans’ Majors.


One Response to “Louis “Junior” Colley”

  1. James Broxson on January 2nd, 2021 10:03 am

    I recently had the honor of being in a band with Junior. He was an amazing musician and a terrific guy. My condolences to his family. RIP sir.

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