W.G. Cooley, 77, lost his long struggle with cancer Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was born in Marion County, Kentucky, on June 13, 1940, a son of the late J.B. and Irene Willard Cooley. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Helen White Cooley.
W.G. was a member of the North Rolling Fork Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school for many years. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He raised registered Herefords, enjoyed planning and participating in the Forkland Festival and was considered a professional board member as he served on numerous boards and committees throughout the years.
In addition to his wife, Mary, W.G. is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Jim) Mullaney; two grandchildren, Sarah (Josh) Wilkerson and Rachel (Jon) Conder; five great grandchildren, Madelyn, Bethanie, Naomi, Brayden and Remi; and one sister, Glenda (Jack) Williams.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Cooley.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, August 3, at Walden Funeral Home Perryville, with Mike Wright and Benny McCarty officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Gideon’s international.