Norman Lee Cooley

Norman Lee Cooley, 80, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Sunday, September 3, 2017.

He served his country in the Army during the Korean conflict.  He owned and operated Cooley’s Exxon Service Station for 14 years, served the El Paso Police Department as a motorcycle officer, and was a member of the DeRidder Shriners Organization.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Reba Cooley of DeRidder, LA; sons, Norman Lee Cooley Jr. and wife Faith of DeRidder, LA, and Dennis Cooley and wife Janet of Memphis, TN; brother, Charles Cooley and wife Betty of Marion, IN; sisters, Betty Raines of New Castle, IN and Diana Chapman and husband Leon of Noblesville, IN; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Preceding him in death are his parents, Cecil and Treva Cooley, and sister, Marjorie Rhodes.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home, in DeRidder, Louisiana.  Funeral services will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Temple Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA. Burial will follow at Foshee Cemetery in Merryville, LA.  Officiating will be Bro. Frank Ott and Dr. David Iles.

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