Robert McGregor Cooley, 78, of Gainesville passed away Nov. 11, 2012. Born in Humboldt, Tenn., he was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Louise Cooley; and his sister, Edith Edwards.
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After graduating high school, Mr. Cooley proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Forrestal CV-59.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Cooley; son, Chuck and his wife Lara of Woodstock; son, Steve and his wife Cynthia of Cumming; sister, Carolyn Norton of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Ian, Emma, Andrew, Jordan, Matthew, and Jenna.
The funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. David White officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming.
The family welcomes your flowers, though they would also be grateful if you would make a donation in lieu of flowers to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852, or by phone at (800)638-8299.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Cumming
150 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 16, 2012