He was born in Ware Place, SC and was a son of the late Moses and Blanch Poole Cooley. He served his country honorably as a member of the United States Air Force. He was a proud member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years. Mr. Cooley loved the Lord and loved to serve, with a full heart and open arms he was always willing to lend a hand. He faithfully and devoutly read his Bible on a daily basis, having successfully read it through several times. His great joy in life was his grandchildren. He would often make up stories to tell them which were to the delight of everyone who heard them. Mr. Cooley was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and family man and was loved by many who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Hartline Cooley of the home; his two sons, Randy Cooley (Michele) of Laurens and Gary Cooley (Libba) of Laurens; his five grandchildren, Jared, Cameron, Abby, Kaden, and Nick; his brother, Jimmy Cooley (Pauline); and his sister, Violet Davis (Jackie).
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Sarah Cooley; and his two sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce and RL Spearman and Betty McCall.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 3 PM at Hillcrest Baptist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.
The family will be at the home, 108 High Street, Laurens, SC 29360.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 216 Independence Avenue, Laurens, SC 29360, or the Hospice House of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325.