Richard "Pinky" Colley

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Richard "Pinky" Colley

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KINGSPORT - Richard Colley, 62, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday, October 20 after a short battle with cancer.

He enjoyed motorcycling and trapshooting. He was a wonderful husband, father and brother with a keen sense of humor.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Burk and Nannie Tipton Colley; brother, John Colley; and parents-in-law, James M. and Emogene Eaton.

Richard is survived by his wife, Judy Eaton Colley; son, Justin Colley and wife Taylor; daughter, CPT Caitlin Colley; brother, Stony Colley and wife Brenda; sister, Margaret Bear and husband Bobby; brother, Holiday Colley and wife Eva; sister-in-law, Margaret Colley; several beloved nieces and great-nephews; and special friends, Phil Bear, Wayne Wills, Marty Wood and Willie Hodges.

A memorial will be held at the Millstone in Limestone, Tennessee on Wednesday, the 24th of October at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Cancer Institute and the nursing staff of Holston Valley Medical Center for the care they provided to Richard over the past several weeks.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Carter-Trent Funeral Home in downtown Kingsport is proudly serving the Colley family.
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