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Obituary: Joey Hadley, 43

His selfless volunteer activities stood out in a community renowned for its spirit of giving and service. He was a devoted fan of the Adair Co. High School Marching Band and was a valued member of the band's Pit Crew. He was chief of the former Adair Co. Rescue Squad for many years. Members of both organizations remember him with admiration and pride in the example he set

Joey Hadley, 43, Columbia, KY, died Saturday, January 31, 2009, at 3:31am at the Taylor Regional Hospital Emergency Room in Campbellsville.

The funeral service will be Monday, February 2, 2009, at 1:00pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Steve Willis and Bro. Ralph Hadley officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4:00pm, Sunday, February 1, 2009, at the funeral home.

He was a son of the late Joyce Marie Scott Corbin.

He was an employed of Golden-Rule Realty Co., Columbia, KY, and was a former employee of Kentucky Tie & Lumber Company, Columbia, KY.

He was a member of the former Columbia-Adair County Rescue Squad and was chief of that organization for many years.

He was key member of the Pit Crew for the Adair County High School Band.

He is survived by his father, Claude "Shorty" Hadley of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Latasha and her husband Aerin Grant, Campbellsville, KY: and Jesica Hadley of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Phillip and his wife Julie Hadley, Edmonton, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Colton Burton and Chloe Grant

  • And several other relative and a host of friends
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Gerald Eugene Hadley.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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