Robert McGregor Cooley

Robert McGregor Cooley, 78, of Gainesville passed away Nov. 11, 2012. Born in Humboldt, Tenn., he was predeceased by his parents, Grady and Louise Cooley; and his sister, Edith Edwards.

After graduating high school, Mr. Cooley proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal CV-59.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Cooley; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Lara of Woodstock; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Cynthia of Cumming; sister, Carolyn Norton of Memphis, Tenn; and six grandchildren, Ian, Emma, Andrew, Jordan, Matthew, and Jenna.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 16, 2012 in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. David White will officiate.

Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

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 at 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852, or by phone at 1-800-638-8299.

Condolences may be expressed online at

McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming

Published in on Nov. 14, 2012