James ""Jim"" Gervais Cooley, age 88, passed away on Monday June 16, 2014 at 4am at The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, La. He was a resident of Thibodaux, La. and native of DeRidder, La. The Family will receive friends on Friday June 20, 2014 at First Baptist Church at 1021 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux, La. to celebrate the life of Jim Cooley from 10am until Service time at 12 noon. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux, La. He is survived by his Son: Kerry L. Cooley; Brother: John Wayne Cooley; Nephew: Kenneth Glen Cooley and wife Carol McConathy Cooley, Klayton Duane Cooley; Niece: Kelsey Nicole Cooley; Step Grand Daughter: Lyndsay McDonough; and Step Grand Son: Clayton McDonough. He was preceded in death by his Wife: Betty Elaine Leach Cooley; and Parents: James Patterson Cooley and Camilla Gunter Cooley. Longtime manager of West Brothers Department Store in Thibodaux, La. Founding member of Acadian Bank present day Regions Bank. Member and past President of Thibodaux Rotary Club. Member and past President of Thibodaux High School Tiger Club. Member and past President of Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce. Deacon Emeritus of First Baptist Church in Thibodaux, La. Veteran of the US Navy. Special Thanks to the staff of St. Joseph Manor in Thibodaux, La. Heritage Manor of Baton Rouge, La. and St. Joseph Hospice The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, La. Landry's Funeral Home Inc. in Charge of Arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 19 to June 20, 2014