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Robert Ernest Cooley

Jun 22, 1946 - Sep 24, 2021

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Robert's Obituary

Robert Ernest Cooley, 75, entered peacefully into rest on Friday, September 24, 2021 at his home in DeRidder with his family by his side.  Robert was born on June 22, 1946 in DeRidder, LA to Robert Arthur and Claudia Zetha Simmons Cooley.


Visitation will be on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 27, 2021 with visitation starting at 9:00 AM and the service will begin at 10:00 AM at the church with Pastor Ricky Wead, Jr. and Rev. Dalton Isabel officiating. Interment will follow at Whitaker Cemetery in DeRidder. Funeral services under the care of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder.


Robert worked for many years and retired from the timber industry as a heavy equipment operator. He was a honest and simple man. He loved to garden, hunt, and fish. He loved spending as much time with his family. He will be missed by all that loved him and knew him.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Eddie Arnold Woodard Cooley; three sons, Tony E. Cooley and wife Redonna, Terry L. Cooley and wife Donna, and Ricky L. Cooley and wife Pricilla; sister, Bonnie Wisby; five grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by his father, Robert Arthur Cooley; mother, Claudia Zetha Simmons Cooley; sister, Lucille Goodeaux; grandson; Ricky L. Cooley, Jr..


Those honored to serve as a pallbearer are Brannon Cooley, Greg Brister, Patrick Brister, Casey Brister, Jason Simmons, and Greg Weaver.

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