Born 2-19-1949 -- Died 10-12-2004
Leroy Cooley, son of Joseph Otto Cooley and Anna Mae Brooks Cooley, was born Feb. 19, 1949 at Mt. Pleasant, Ark. He married Ann Ella Wooldridge on Nov. 12 1966, in Cave Cave, Ark. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Izard County and for Atlas Asphalt. Leroy died Oct. 12, 2004, at the age of 55 years. He was a member of of Midway Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter.
Survivors include his wife, Ann, of the home; his mother, Anna Mae Cooley of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Larry Cooley of Mt. Pleasant; eight sisters -- Joann Brashers of Ruddell Hill, Geraldine Holt of Batesville, Agness Ingram of Bethesda, Lidna Copeland of Las Vegas, Pat Bonds of Sulphur Rock, Mary Weaver, of Sulphur Rock, Terri Rudd of Magness and Lisa Cooley of Mt. Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Carolyn Brown; a nephew, Andew Rudd; and a niece, Sydney Rudd.
The funeral was Oct. 15 at Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapel with David Wesley officiating. Burial was at Barren Fork Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Pallbearers were Jason Holt, Eric Brashers, Samuel Martin, Wade Cooley, Wesley Cooley, Joseph Ingram, Ryan Weaver, Jamie Ingram, Cody Roach an Terry Brown.
Honorary pallbearers were Michael Sutterfield, Ethan Schutt, Aaron Schutt, Joel Koch, Jeff Koch, James Koch, Shawn Wooldlridge, Jason Wooldridge and Michael Wooldridge.