Rev. James F. Harley, 84, passed away June 24, 2009. Rev. Harley was born in Darlington, SC., March 25, 1925, to Harry H. and Effie M. Harley. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, James Philip Harley; and six siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years marriage, Carolyn J. Harley; sons, Keith (Peggy) and John (Laura); daughter-in-law, Nora Harley; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Irma Call. Rev. Harley was Pastor at churches in Batesburg, SC; Effingham, SC; Honolulu, HI; and was Hospital Chaplain at Colo. State Hospital, and Western State Hospital. He also acted as Minister of Visitation for First Baptist Church in Pueblo, Colo. until his retirement. In addition to serving many Christian communities and families across the country, Jim will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth St., Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to Watoto Child Care Ministry through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. We just learned of Jim’s passing. Our sympathies to your family. He was so good to my parents and then to Dad and Vivian. Love and prayers, Susie and Buddy Valdez

  2. John,
    My prayers are with you during this most difficult time of the loss of your Dad. He was such a kind man. I will not be able to attend the services tomorrow but my thoughts and sympathy are sent your way. I send my thoughts and prayers also to your Mom, stay by her side and take care of her. I hope all is well with you. I would like to talk to you so if you are up to it give me a call or e-mail me.
    God Bless,
    With Much Love,

  3. I became acquainted with Jim through Kiwanis Club. He was the Kiwanis club representative for Roncalli Middle School’s Builders Club. When he came to our meetings he was always cheerful and cooperative, ready to do anything he could to help our group.

    When my wife Debra passed away last June, I asked Jim if he would conduct the service for her.
    It was beautifully done.

    Jim was one of the kindest and most gentle human beings I have ever known. My daughters and I will miss him greatly.

    Our deepest condoloences to your family.

    May God Bless you.

  4. Rev. Herley was a patient in the doctors office where I work. While we have a lot of patience through the door, the Reverend was always a face I looked forward to seeing. He always had a smile and such a kind disposition. What a gentle soul. I will miss him and I am deeply saddened by your loss. Many prayers for your entire family, Valerie Clementi

  5. Carolyn,
    We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s death. He was a wonderful friend to us and we’ve thought of both of you often over the years. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  6. My heart has been saddened by the loss of my friend, Pastor Jim. He has helped me with so many things and especially with my own illness over the past couple of years. He united my husband I in marriage just 1 year ago. I will miss my friend deeply and I send my love to the rest of his family and to Carolyn, my friend also.

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