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John W. Salley

May 29, 1957 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 63)


John Wesley Salley was born on May 29, 1957 to the late Jayrodis and Leatrice Salley. He departed this life on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Graveside Service Celebrating the Life of John W. Salley will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Old Miss Cemetery, Smoaks, South Carolina.  Reverend Dr. Norman A. Brown, Eulogist.  A public viewing will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home Chapel of Serenity from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 


 He was a member of the Springtown United Methodist Church, Smoaks, South Carolina. He attended the public schools of Colleton County, and a graduate of Ruffin High School in Ruffin, South Carolina..

John worked for Dario Russo Construction Company from 1977 until he retired. He was the lead person and a hard worker. He was better known as (AKA) "Big John" THE MAIN MAN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jayrodis and Leatrice Salley;  a brother, J. W. Salley; and  three aunts, Ethel Owens, Almetta Hodges and Jan Dubois.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Rose M.C. Salley; his daughters, Shawnya Mitchell-Sanders, of Walterboro, South Carolina, Natyra Jackson, of Greenville, North Carolina and Jonasia Salley (Herman) of the home, Walterboro, South Carolina; one son, Stanley Currie of Brooklyn, New York; four adopted children, Shaniqua Byrd, Raven Owens, Shante Owens, and Tony Duesenberg of Brooklyn, New York; five grandsons, Christian Howard, Jayden M. Currie, Zahir Currie, Zy'maire Gamble, and Payton Owens; two granddaughters, Amecca Howard, and  Makayla Currie; three brothers, Fred J. Salley (Bea), Lewis Salley (Leslie), Gerald Salley (Debra); one sister, Charlene Salley; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Salley and Jena Jeffrey; one daughter-in-law, Jennifer Currie of Brooklyn, New York; three God-children, Deremous, Iyana, and Amani, Tasana Mack, (Jayden Currie's mother) all of Brooklyn, New York; two aunts, Pauline Dubois, of White Plains, New York and Helen Rhodes of Kansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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July 21, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home
305 Ackerman Street - PO Box 2316
Walterboro, SC 29488

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