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J. Wailon Cooley

d. November 15, 2007

John Wailon Cooley

Lake Bowen

Mr. John Wailon Cooley, 82, of 144 Crow Road, Inman died Thursday, November 15th, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, following an accident that occurred at his home.

Mr. Cooley was born in Spartanburg County on August 16, 1925 and was the son of the late John and Gladys Strickland Cooley.

He was the husband of Edith Lucille Crow Cooley celebrating sixty years of marriage with her.

He retired from Southern Railway and was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, where he served as the church clerk and as a deacon for many years

Other survivors include a daughter, Jeannie Cooley of Lake Bowen and a son, Mark Cooley of Lake Bowen, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Allen and Ecward Cooley.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Funeral services will be held at Seawright Funeral Chapel, at 11:OOam on Saturday, November 17th, conducted by Dr. Ronald Gaddy. Burial will follow in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is at the home and will receive friends Saturday following the interment at New Prospect Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
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