Dexter Dulin Coley 82 of Albemarle died Friday Morning, September 17, 2021 at his home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Rev. Lowell Brown will officiate and interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Dulin was born March 16, 1939 in Stanly County to the late Dexter William and Nezzie Burris Coley. He worked for many years with Kerr Bleachers in Concord and later retired from Stanly Fixtures. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Dulin loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and now great-great grandchild greatly.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Thelma Smith Coley. His son, Nelson Dulin Coley of Albemarle and his daughter, Darlene Coley Kepley (Jeff) of Albemarle. One sister, Margie Coley Efird of Norwood. Nine grandchildren, Jennifer Deese (Jeff), Michelle Cratty (Shane), Brandon, Tiffany and Cody Coley, Emily Dorsett (Jerry), Jacob Coley, Kris and Kyle Kepley. Seven great-grandchildren, Daniel (Kalyn), Katelyn, Karson, Dawson, Lindi, Grace Anne and Cashman. One great-great grandson, Jackson Paul.
He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, Edyce Hartsell, Gladys Smith, Henry Lee Coley, Evelyn Steen, J.B. Coley, Ikey Coley, Gene Coley, Linda Sue Parker andGary Coley.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 32283 Bethlehem Church Road, Norwood, NC 28128 or Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
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