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Franklin Eugene "Geno" Cooley

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Franklin Eugene "Geno" Cooley Obituary
Cooley, Franklin Eugene "Geno"
Franklin Eugene Cooley "Geno" passed away peacefully at the Ryan House, Phoenix, AZ on November 04, 2015. He was 72 years old. He was preceded in death by his brother Dickey Cooley, his Mother Renna Marie Cooley and his Father James Franklin Cooley. He is survived by his wife Georgette Cooley , 5 children Paula Cooley Piper & Patrick Piper, Kim Cooley Carter, Aaron Cooley & Pam Cooley, Heather Cooley Marin & Robert Marin and Brandon Cooley. 7 Grandchildren Kyle Carter, Travis Carter, Tyler Brewster, Foster Cooley, Gavin Cooley, Taylor Marin and Sydney Marin. Geno was a native of Phoenix. He was in many types of business ventures in his life. Delivery Driver, Tree Farmer, Teamster Member, Construction Superintendent and Dirt Broker. He was a great provider for his family. He was a dedicated employee to many and later in life choose to be self-employed. He ran a successful embroidery business for the last 25 years. He loved selling shirts and wanted to open a T-Shirt shop at Catalina Island, a place where he dreamed of retiring. Geno loved life, was always "peachy" and nothing got him down. He found the good in all situations and people. He had answers for everything. He provided guidance, inspiration and encouragement to many people throughout his life. The way he believed in you somehow made you believe in yourself, even if no one else did. He will be deeply missed by Family, Friends and all those who knew him. Flowers are welcome or In Lieu of Flowers, Donations can be made to "The Cooley Family", to assist with medical and funeral expenses, Hospice of the Valley, The Ryan House or Foothills Community Church. A Special thank you to Hospice of the Valley, The Ryan House and Foothills Community Church for their excellent care and services. We are Blessed because of you! Services will be Wednesday, November 11 at Resthaven/ Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens, 4310 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85042, 602-437-0436,Visitation and Viewing from 9-10 AM Services 10 AM.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 8, 2015
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