JAMES ALBERT COOLEY James Albert Cooley, of Hampstead, NC, died Sunday, June 29th 2014, following a long battle with Leukemia. "Jim", son of John and Ethel Cooley, is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret, and their four sons, Gary, Terry, Allen and Brad (Martha). He is also survived by four grandchildren Alex, Jim, Jonathan and Matthew. Jim was raised in Valley Park, Missouri and became an Air-Force fighter pilot during the Korean War. He married Marge and earned a graduate degree in chemical engineering from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. He then began a long career as a chemical engineer and regional sales executive. Jim and Marge retired to Surf City in 2001. He was foremost, a loving husband and father. He was an avid golfer, recording a hole-in-one, and recently posted many "under-your-age" scores. He has been a regular member of Belvedere Golf Men's club in Hampstead. Other lifelong passions included ocean fishing, WWII history, reading, chemical sciences and chess. A private family Memorial will be held on Thursday. His family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NC Chapter. https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com Andrews Hampstead Chapel
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 3, 2014