Notes for William Lee Cooley (1943-2002) m Debbie Smallwood

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Note added Mon Aug 29 10:18:31 2016


William Lee Cooley

William Lee Cooley, 58, of 610 N. East St., Wabash, IN died April 4, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital ofIndiana, Fort Wayne. He was born July 31, 1943 at Wabash, IN to Charles T. and Martha (Burkholder Watson) Cooley. He married Debbie Smallwood June 22, 1968 and she survives.

He was a fork lift driver for GDX (formerly General Tire) in Wabash until January of this year. He was a member of Teamsters Union local 135 and was a 1962 graduate of Wabash High School.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie of Wabash; a son, William L. Cooley, Jr. of Wabash; daughters Sherry Lee Bogdon of Montana, and Brandy Cooley of Milford, IN; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Karen) Conley of Wabash and five grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held Monday, April 8, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial was in the Friends Cemetery, Wabash, IN. Guestbook may be signed on line at