PLEASE NOTE: The funeral procession for Cody is departing from the South Hardin High School Football Field following funeral services on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at promptly 12:30 PM. The procession will go in route as follows:
Highway 175 East from Eldora (traveling through Grundy Center) to Highway 14 N (traveling through Parkersburg, Allison & Roseville)
Highway 147 into Rockford and arrive at the Riverside Cemetery by 2:00 PM.
***All are invited to line the streets to honor Cody***
Heaven gained an angel with a crooked halo today. Lance Corporal Cody Jeffrey Haley, age 20, from Eldora, formerly of Manly, IA, died in a training accident at Camp Pendleton, California on Friday, August 4, 2017. Cody was currently serving his country as a United States Marine in Weapons Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines of Camp Pendleton, California. Visitation for Cody will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home, 905 Edgington Ave., Eldora, IA and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service at the high school. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 AM at the South Hardin High School football field. The burial will follow the funeral service at the Riverside Cemetery in Rockford, IA with full military honors conducted by the United States Marine Corp.
Cody was born on October 21, 1996 in Mason City, Iowa, to his parents Jeff & Kim (Crowe) Haley. Four years later, he got the baby brother he had prayed for, his brother Colton.
He attended school in Manly until the 7th grade when he moved to Eldora, finishing his schooling. He graduated from South Hardin High School in May of 2015. Cody decided that he wanted to follow in his grandpa’s footsteps and join the United States Marines Corps. Cody left for San Diego in August of 2015 to start his journey as a Marine. Cody began his career stationed at Camp Horno. He was then deployed in October of 2016 aboard the Comstock for a 7 month deployment. He returned to Camp Horno in May of 2017.
Cody was a mischievous little boy full of spit and vinegar, who grew up to be one of America’s finest. He loved hunting with his grandpa and with his dog Rowdy. Cody also enjoyed fishing, motorcycles and of course, his guns. He had many friends that he enjoyed hanging out with.
He had a tough outer layer but was a softie on the inside. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all those he leaves behind.
Surviving Cody are his parents Jeff & Kim Haley of Eldora, Iowa; brother Colton (at home); his favorite family member, his dog Rowdy; maternal grandmother Nancy Crowe of Rockford, IA and paternal grandparents Marvin & Genie Haley of Mason City, IA and grandmother Linda Uker of Rockford, IA; great- grandfather Jesse White of Nora Springs, IA and great-grandmother Ethel Haley of Riceville, IA. Cody was also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather, David Crowe.