CECIL – John W. Colley Jr., age 60 died Friday, Feb. 12, at CHP Hospice, Defiance.

He was born Dec. 12, 1960 in Paulding, son of Mary Lou (Helle) and the late John W. “Jack” Colley. On Nov. 28, 1980 he married Wave Jean Hill who preceded him in death on July 12, 2010. He retired in 2011 from Paulding County Highway Department as a supervisor. He was an OSU fan and was a blacksmith.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Colley; fiance´e, Christine Vance; three daughters, Jaclyn (Brian) Stuckey, Samantha (Jeff Hitzeman) Colley, Kelly Colley, Samantha Vance, Thomas Vance, and Dennis (Erica) Vance; grandchil- dren: Kolton, Jayde, Deacon, Brayton, Cohen, Aeylah; and a sister Sandra (Rocky) Clark.

He is also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Doug Parrish.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. He will be laid to rest in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Den Herd- er Funeral Home. There will also be visitation on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, masks and social distancing are required.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Friends are invited to share fond memories at www.denherderfh.com