David Cooley


David Wayne Cooley, 67, of Paris, passed away at 9 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at Paris Community Hospital. He was retired after working many years as a truck driver for Paris Transport. 

A memorial service celebrating his life will be announced at a later date. Templeton Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mr. Cooley was born Jan. 30, 1952, at Paris, the son of the late Bobby M. and Barbara Shonk Cooley. He married Agnes Marie Meador Aug. 13, 2005, at Brocton, and she survives. 

Survivors include three children, Brad Cooley of Paris, Marshall (Brandy) Vest of Paris and Angie (Lon) Gibbons of Terre Haute, Ind.; two brothers, Bob (Betty) Cooley of Paris and Jim (Joanie) Cooley of Lake Hills, Texas; three sisters, Betsy Hauseman of Miramar, Fla., Karen Hamm of Paris and Joan Twigg of Paris; nine grandchildren, Petty Officer Second Class PR2(AW) Sabrina Cooley, Keana Blake, Brenden Fansler, Donald Olsen, Joanna Brankey, Lilly Lamb, Mardian Vest, Mason Vest and Melissa Hall; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, including Jennifer LaBaume, Zachary Adams, Levi LaBaume, Clayton LaBaume, and Avari LaBaume.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert Cooley; and an infant sister, Mary Cooley. 

Mr. Cooley was a veteran of the United States Army and the National Guard, having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #211 where he served in the honor guard and was a past member of the Edgar County Shrine Club. He enjoyed woodworking, riding his motorcycle and above all else he loved spending time with his family. 

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.