Rev. Donald W. Corley, Sr.

June 10, 1938November 9, 2020

Rev. Donald W. Corley Sr., 82 was born on June 10, 1938 in Columbia, SC and passed away on November 9, 2020. He was the son of the late Homer and Rebecca Corley.

Donald was called to be servant of the Lord at age 5. He was a pastor of many. He loved God and people, and never met a stranger. Donald loved all types of sports and fishing.

He was a member of Varnville First Baptist Church and a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. Donald pastored for 43 years and served at Rocky Grove Baptist Church in Salley, Sardis Baptist Church in Swansea, Perry Baptist Church in Perry, Antioch Baptist Church in Gaston, Sheldon Baptist Church, and South Union Baptist in Westminster.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia B. Corley; daughter, Patti (Don) Flood; sons, Brandon (Robin) Corley, Mark (Joyce) Corley and Donald “Donnie” (Susan) W. Corley Jr. Donald is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He loved all with his whole heart.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, 820 West Dunbar Rd., West Columbia, SC 29170 with interment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Varnville First Baptist Church Youth Fund, P.O. Box 306, Varnville, SC 29944.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Wayne Buff, Pallbearer
  • Myron Corley, Pallbearer
  • Ty Patton, Pallbearer
  • Don Flood, Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Corley, Pallbearer
  • Darryl Cooper, Pallbearer
  • Nathan Corley, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Varnville First Baptist Church


  • Visitation one hour prior to service

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

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David Hamm

November 12, 2020

Remember playing many a softball game against him. He was always a good sport. He will be missed greatly. (David Hamm). My Dad was pastor at Swansea UMC while Mr. Corley was at Sardis..Prayers for all..

Avis Hyatt

November 12, 2020

I went to school with Don and Pat. They both were very well liked and well thought of. I pray God will give Pat and her family the strength and comfort that only He can do during this time of grief and sadness. May God bless you all.

Gloria Jeffers

November 10, 2020

As a young Christain Preacher Corley baptized me and encouraged me in my walk with the Lord. He gave me opportunities to serve Jesus in the youth group and in the music department at Antioch. This led to years of service in many places.
The last time I saw Preacher Corley a week ago, we sang "Everyday With Jesus" and he "led us in a word of prayer". It was precious.
My deepest love and sympathy to the family and especially Sister Pat. Truly you endured by faith. You never gave up and always encouraged Brother Don to look up and see God's hand in everything and everything in God's hand!!! He's gone home with Jesus Who loved him ...and I believe we'll see them soon. Keep looking up! Our redemption is drawing near!


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