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William E. (Bill) Cooley, 73, member Columbia Masonic Lodge 96

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home for William E. (Bill) Cooley, 73, who passed away Sunday morning.

Bill retired after 32 years with the Kentucky Department of Transportation and was a member Columbia Masonic Lodge 96. He attended the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene.

He was a son of the late Elbert and Rebecca Brockman Cooley of Adair County.

Survivors include:
  • His wife, Eva Doris Green Cooley, of Columbia

  • Two brothers, Calvin Cooley of Columbia, and Guinn Cooley of Litchfield

  • Several nieces and nephews including a special little niece, Destiny Kinnett.
He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Edward Cooley, two sisters, Irene Heikamp and Mary Cooley, and a nephew, Ricky Cooley.

Bro. Jim Goff, Bro. Scott Ezell and Bro. Kendell Green will officiate at the Tuesday afternoon service with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is after 2 p.m. on Monday at Grissom Funeral Home.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or

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Remembering Bill Cooley

2006-05-22 - Columbia, KY - Photo Family collection. WILLIAM E. "BILL" COOLEY, a retired 32 year Kentucky Department of Transportation employee, died Sunday, May 21, 2006. His funeral will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.
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