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Mark Donald COOLEY

Mark Donald COOLEY Obituary
Mark Donald Cooley, age 53, of Milton, Georgia, died August 13, 2016, from leukemia. Born in Savannah, Mark grew up in Dunwoody and graduated from Peachtree High School. He graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in finance and worked for a few years in the restaurant industry. He married DeeDee Dawn Montgomery, and they eventually opened a restaurant called Cooleys Café in midtown Atlanta. For 15 years, he has been a broker for The Shopping Center Group in commercial real estate. Mark was a devoted father and husband, who relished spending every spare moment with his family. Always on the go and known for his high energy and sense of adventure and fun, Mark was deeply loved by his family and wide circle of friends. He enjoyed fishing, water skiing, playing ball and coaching his sons' sports teams. A generous person who gave to those in need, Mark led his family spiritually and loved God. Survivors include his wife, DeeDee, and sons, Dillon, Chase and Declan; his mother Barbara Cooley; his brother Aaron Hollis and wife Toni of Daytona Beach, FL; his sister Darlene Hollis of Dawsonville, GA, and his nephew Reed Hollis of Winston Salem, NC,; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Echo and Kevin Garrett of Marietta, GA; nephews Caleb Garrett of Missoula, MT, and Connor Garrett of Marina Del Rey, CA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lee and Kevin Montgomery and nephew Beau Montgomery of Winkfield, England; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gerilyn and John Bates of Cape Coral, FL; mother-in-law Carol Montgomery of Woodstock, GA; and step-mother-in-law Cathy Hammond Montgomery in Venice, FL. Mark was preceded in death by his father Donald W. Cooley and his father-in-law Bob L. Montgomery. Memorial donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or Camp Sunshine. Sign online guest book at www.fischerfuneralcare.com The family will receive guests Tuesday, August 16, from 5-9 pm at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Road Roswell, GA 30075 . Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Attic Room at North Point Community Church, 4300 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022. Graveside service will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta (678) 514-1000.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 14, 2016
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