Bennie Monk "C.L." Cooley

Bennie Monk (CL) Cooley, 86, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Thursday, April 20, 2017.


Mr. Cooley leaves behind his sons, Gene Cooley (Louise) of Rosepine, LA, Richard Cooley (Jan-Ann) of Sugartown, LA, Ronald Cooley of DeRidder, LA and Roger Dale Cooley (Sissy) of DeRidder, LA; daughters, Dorothy Ebare of DeRidder, LA, Peggy Prince (Ray) of Tyler, TX and Kathy Farris (Wayne) of DeRidder, LA; brother, Tom Cooley (Lettie) of DeRidder, LA; sister in law, Delores Cooley of DeRidder, LA; Thirty-three grandchildren, Sixty-five great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Cooley, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Cooley, sons, Micheal D. Cooley and Gerald Lynn Cooley, daughter, Sandra Pierce, brothers, Robert, Clifford, Earl and Pete Cooley; sisters, Alice Orton and Velma Wilson. Mr. Cooley was a devoted father, grandfather and friend.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 5-10PM and again on Sunday from 12PM until time of service at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Whitaker Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.