Jerry Jean Cooley, Sr.

Jerry Jean Cooley, Sr., 82, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on May 31, 2017.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shirley Cooley of Merryville; sons, Larry Cooley and Tammie of Merryville, LA and Brian Paul Cooley and Ojuanna of DeRidder, LA; brothers, John Allen Cooley and Elizabeth of Kirbyville, TX and Richard Cooley and Bonnie of Merryville, LA; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren with a great grandchild on the way; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Jean Cooley, Jr.; parents, Willie and Lannie Cooley; sisters, Eloise Perry and Alice Faye Eaves.


Visitation will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home, in DeRidder, LA. Visitation will continue on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM until the time of service at 3:00 PM, also at Myers Colonial Funeral Home. Officiating the service will be Brother Lyndon Longoria and Brother Homer Longoria.  Burial will follow at Meadows Cemetery in Merryville, LA.


Jerry was a hard worker his entire life, having worked on the same oil rig, offshore, for twenty-two years.  Later, he would work in the agriculture industry, driving a truck for O’Neal Feed and Supply for the better part of nine years.  Jerry loved the outdoors – camping, hunting, and certainly fishing.  His most cherished love, however, was his family.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  We will forever cherish his memory and keep him in our hearts.

Jerry Jean Cooley, Sr.