Hershel Sumpter Colley
Hershel Sumpter Colley, 78, of Georgetown, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at his home.
He graduated from Charleston High School, where he played on the basketball team. He previously owned and operated Colley Radiator Shop in Cleveland. He served six years in the National Guard, where he rose to the rank of staff sergeant and was awarded the Marksmanship Rifle Badge.
He was an avid boater who won many boating awards, including the 1960 National Outboard Pleasure Craft Championship. He also won numerous awards during his participation in drag strip auto racing.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Guinn Green officiating.
Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery with Leon Ledford, Crawford Burns Jr., Lamar Harden, T.A. Hicks, David Ledford and Justin Ledford serving as pallbearers. Jimmy Evans, Buddy Hicks, and Brian Woody will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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