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1258 Richburg Rd
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601-264-1816
Fax: 601-264-1840
Richard  Cooley

Richard Cooley

Monday, February 13th, 1950 - Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Richard Cooley 2/15/1950-3/31/2021

He leaves behind wife Earnestine Cooley, Purvis
Daughter, Shellie Hillman (Ricky) Beaumont
Sons, Wesley Cooley (Amy) Purvis, and Earnie Cooley (SueAnn) Ocean Springs
Granddaughters Jesse Cooley Purvis and Katilyn Hillman Beaumont
Grandsons, Robbie Hillman (Rhesa) Richton, Derek Cooley USAF Little Rock, Tanner Cooley Purvis, Roan Paul Ocean Springs
Great Granddaughters, Ava Grace Hillman Richton, Phoebe Cooley, Purvis
Brother in law, Thomas (Redd) Stinger (Maggie) Sarasota Fl.
Proceeded in death by his parents Delia and Reed Cooley, sister Marsha Mixon. Daughter Jeanell Elaine Burnett.
Brothers Roy Cooley of Moselle, Calvin Cooley Converse, La sister May Maxwell Converse, Darlene Buckley
Lots of nieces and nephews and several great and great, great nieces and nephews.
People say Richard was a gentle giant. Funny thing when Earnestine started talking to Richard and he ask her out, he went and ask her Mother if it was okay to take her out, and that made lots of points with Mrs. Farmer, next thing we knew he was out mowing their yards and cutting vines from the fence. He confessed his love for Earnestine and they didn’t want to waste any more time apart and got Married on 8/29/1999, right after church on Sunday. Pastor Lavon was to marry them and had a heart attack that day in the pulpit, so brother Chuck Parish had to step in and that was the fastest wedding ever because he needed to get to the hospital to see about Pastor Lavon.
He loved his dogs, and his family.
He worked for Lamar County in the North Barn, he loved those guys and tried to keep them straight any time someone had to be off for emergency and didn’t have any time available he would give them some of his time to help them out.
Most of the time until his health got the best of him he only had one gear fast, almost got him in trouble in the end with parking his truck. LOL
He never complained about the time Earnestine spent with her Mother taking care of her
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