Born June 15, 1915, in Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Harry and Nora Wills Cooley. He was owner of The Playhouse Poolroom for 35 years.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Parsley Cooley.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Julian Blake (Vicky) Cooley of Brownsville, Texas, and David Ray (Gaye) Cooley of Prestonsburg; a daughter and son-in-law: Sara Ann (Charles) Butcher of Prestonsburg; a sister, Ruth Meade of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 12, at 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Vicki Poole officiating.
Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.
Visitation, at the church.
Active pallbearers: Julian Cooley, David Cooley, Hansel Cooley, Mike Conn, Ray Hall, Cory Vicars, Wally Rose, and Charlie Butcher.
Honorary pallbearers: Vin-cel Cooley, Ronald (Cowboy) Cooley, Caleb Cooley, James William Cooley, Jimmy Goble, Dr. Phillip Simpson, Gary Wright, Dr. Alan Hyden, Roy Roberts, Greg Hall, Freddie (Munroe) Goble, Edgar Tackett, and Doug Meadows.