February 17, 1923 - January 14, 2019
Wayne B. Jolley longtime Grand Ledge resident passed away January 14, 2019. Wayne was one of seven children born to the late Harold C. and Erma M. (Praay) Jolley in Lansing, Michigan on February 17, 1923. He graduated from Eastern High School Class of 1941 and went on to proudly serve his country during WW II. Upon returning from military service, Wayne began an esteemed career as a Michigan State Police Officer, spending most of his time in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. Wayne was a tremendous advocate and booster for Grand Ledge Athletics. He umpired Grand Ledge baseball, a sport he loved, for 25 years. Wayne used his passion for the game as an opportunity to challenge and help young athletes develop in the sport. Wayne made his home a place to mentor young people where they could play basketball, pool and other games. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and concern and thoughtfulness for others. He is survived by brother, Harold (Nancy) Jolley; numerous nieces and nephews and lifelong friend, Ron Starr. Wayne was preceded in death by sisters, Maxine Ingram and Dorothy Stobert; brothers, Rex, Donald and Ramon. A Celebration of Wayne's life with military honors will be on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m. at the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Wayne's memory may be given to Eaton Community Palliative Care, 2675 S. Cochran Road, Charlotte, Michigan 48813 (http://www.echospice.org/donate.html) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 (https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now) Click links above to donate online.
Wayne B. Jolley longtime Grand Ledge resident passed away January 14, 2019. Wayne was one of seven children born to the late Harold C. and Erma M. (Praay) Jolley in Lansing, Michigan on February 17, 1923. He graduated from Eastern High School... View Obituary & Service Information
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