Donald Stephen “Chuck” Corley

Donald Stephen “Chuck” Corley, 89, went to his ranch in the sky on May 8, 2021 after his perfect day of being a cowboy in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Chuck was born January 25, 1932 to Kenneth and Dorothy (Stiles) Corley in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was united in marriage to Ethel Harper in Sheridan, Wyoming on October 31, 1959.

Chuck was a self-made individual. He was raised by his older siblings after his parents passed away when he was a young child. He was a jack of all trades and could do anything with nothing. If Chuck could not fix it with duct tape or bailing wire, it could not be fixed.

Chuck was a hard-working man. He spent much of his career traveling, working for the University of Wyoming and Western Water Consults as a field technician. Every summer he would bring his children to work and passed along his work ethic to them. He loved his family and his job. Chuck would even bring his daughter Candy a Pepsi every day to her work. He was a humble person, who loved people and could often be found talking to anyone and everyone.

After retiring, Chuck went on to do what he loved most; being a cowboy. He would go help on his brother’s ranch in Nevada. During the fall, Chuck could be found dressed up as a wolf man in his brother’s corn maze, scaring the kids who went through. Although he liked to fish, he was not a fisherman because he could never stay in one spot too long.

Chuck is survived by his children; K.C (Nancy) Corley and Candy Corley; grandchildren Tatem (John), Stephanie, Joe, Suzie, and Kate; brother Jon (Paula) Corley; other family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ethel; son Randy; and his siblings Kenneth, Ray, Betty, and Rosemary.

A private family memorial service will take place. A celebration of Chuck’s life will be at 12:30 Monday May 17, 2021 at the Moose Lodge 390/Chapter 423. In lieu of flowers, please bring memories to share.

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Condolences (6)

  • Jim & Athena Ballek

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. Our love to Ike and Paula.

  • Michelle Mecham

    What can I say about Chuck that people don’t know about him. He was alway finer than fur on a frog, ha! I remember telling him a joke “What did one mushroom say to the other mushroom? Your a fun gi(guy)!” He laughed really hard at that one. So whenever we would see each other I would tell him he’s a fungi (Fun guy) and he would say he was doing finer than fur on a frog. So no matter what was going on during my day; I knew as long I got to see Chuck that everything was ok because he was ok. His passing is sad mostly because if there were ever an example of a godly person it was Chuck. His laughter lit up the store, parking lot, and any place you would run into him at. Chuck will always be an angel in my eyes because he truly was an angel among us. You will be missed and always remembered.

  • Shari Baddaker

    Oh, Chuck. We will miss visiting with you when you came in to get a Fence Post. Your smiling face will never be forgotten. You were "finer than frog's hair"....

  • Annie Tabshy

    K.C. and Candy, I was sorry to hear about your father’s passing. When I think of Chuck, I always think of his smile with a twinkle in his eye. Thinking of you both during this difficult time. Annie (Bridge) Tabshy

  • Anonymous

    Hi Jon, Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Chuck. Prayers for you and your

  • Anonymous

    Candy, I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I love running into him at Safeway. He always made me smile.Please know you are in our thoughts and prayer. Ronda Schott Jackson


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