MORLEY -- William J. "Bill" "Blue Jay" Halley Jr., 76, died April 26, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born June 25, 1928, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late William J. and Dorothy B. Carlton Halley Sr., he was a member of the Morley Baptist Church. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was wounded aboard a ship out of Pearl Harbor. He was then a police officer in Lake Park, Fla., before retiring.
On July 1, 1986, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., he married Joyce Ann Joslin who preceded him in death on April 21, 2005.
Survivors include: three sons, Thomas M. Halley of St. Louis, Mark S. Halley of McDonough, Ga., Daniel J. Halley of Massachusetts; three daughters, Catherine L. Konecny of Elkhart, Ind., Shawn Doolittle of Havana, Fla., and Michelle A. Halley of Montgomery, Ala.; one stepson, James R. Thompson of Charleston, S.C.; one stepdaughter, Maria E. Talley of Chaffee; one sister, Linda Mugrage of N.C.; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Hallie Granville of Morley, who is the mother of his daughter, Cathy Konecny.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by Frances Mills, the mother of Thomas Halley; and Mary E. Halley, mother of Jimmy, Mark, Shawn, Danny and Michelle.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Rodney Davis, pastor of Morley Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial with full military rites will follow in the Old Morley Cemetery at Morley.
Pallbearers will be: Mark Halley, Michael Halley, Tom Halley, Dennis Konecny, Jack Granville and Maurice Theriaulh.