George F. "Bo" Corley

November 25, 2016


George F. “Bo” Corley, 77, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016. Born in Augusta, Georgia, on August 13, 1939, to Evelyn Finley and George Franklin Corley, he moved to Griffin, Georgia, which he considered his childhood home.

His career in the construction industry began in 1958 as an estimator for Grinnell Corp., and later with Livsey & Company, in Atlanta. In 1971, he moved to Charlotte, NC, after J.A. Jones Construction acquired Livsey. He enjoyed a long, successful tenure with Jones, retiring in 1999 as Vice President of Estimating. The dedication to his work and the relationships he formed at Jones truly became a transformative part of his life.

Most important to him was his family. He treasured almost 50 years of marriage with his adored wife, Nancy. Left to cherish his memory is Nancy, his two sons, George Finley, Jr. (“Chip”) of Johns Creek, GA, and Philip Benjamin (“Ben”) of Matthews, and grandchildren, Mina, Finley, Campbell, and Henry, and his sister, Elaine Corley, of Decatur, GA.

He was a longtime member of Sharon Presbyterian Church, serving as Deacon and two-time Elder. Renowned for the art of telling a joke, his humor permeated the lives of everyone he knew. He loved making people laugh. His life revolved around golf and being with his beloved golfing friends. He also enjoyed working in the yard and was particularly proud of his garden. Spending time at Litchfield By the Sea with his family was always special and dear to him.

Friends are invited to a memorial service, followed by a reception, at Sharon Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, November 30, at 2 p.m. A private committal will be held before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the “Growing to Serve Campaign,” Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Services 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC. (704)641-7606. Online condolences at



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  • Alix Pavlic PHILLIPS

    Nancy, What a lovely family you have!! It sounds like I really missed knowing a wonderful guy....I know you made so many memories seems that one of the last times we talked, we talked about gardening and the common ages and wedding years we share....I hope I will see you on the tennis court in the not too far distant future....please be assured that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers.....
    Blessings to you, my friend.

  • Bob and Rhea Caldwell

    We will miss the greatest storyteller we have ever met. Whether on the golf course or out to dinner, Bo could spin the most interesting tales, most started with did I tell you how we did that in Griffen GA, or describe every three putt he had last week. He was one of a kind, a dear friend that will be missed and thought of whenever we tee up a shot.
    Bob and Rhea Caldwell

  • Kevin and Tricia Booker


    Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Losing a loved one is never easy - but it's how we live our own lives after they are gone that honors them most. I didn't know your father personally, but through knowing you I have no doubt he was full of fun, kindness, love, sense of humor and much more.

    Until next time,

  • Jim Walker

    Nancy and sons, Bo was a very special person who will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

    Jim and Carolyn Walker