The Morehead News
01/09/13 — James Edward “Kool-Aid” Cooley, 56, of Shiloh, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord on December 23, 2012, in Cleveland Clinic.
James was born on December 1, 1956, in Olive Hill. He is the son of the late Rev. Ora and Mable Davis Cooley.
James was a member of Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church and thoroughly enjoyed his fellowship with other church friends. James enjoyed playing his guitar and singing. He also enjoyed working in his yard and garden, but what he loved most was being with his family and friends. He also made lifelong friends with several families of the Mennonite community.
James is survived by his wife of 35 years, Letha Clay Cooley; two daughters, Leslie Cooley (Jeremy) Robinett of Shiloh and Jamie Cooley of Mansfield, Ohio; five grandchildren, Tori, Natalie, Whitley, Gage and Piper, whom he loved and cherished; and five sisters, Sue (Marlin) Oakley, Sarah (Everett) Stamper, Jewell Cooley and Dina McGuire, all of Olive Hill, and Christine (Gary) Robertson of Perrysville, Ohio. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews who will miss their uncle, along with many other family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Hearl Clay; three brothers, William, Thomas and Ira Cooley; one sister, Bernice Kiser; one niece, Kimberly Kiser Barker; and one nephew, James Liles.
Friends and family visited from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Mansfield. The funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh.
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com