Rufus Coley

Rufus Leon Cooley, age 86, of Queen City, Texas went to be with the Lord,
Friday, March 12, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. Lee was born
September 5, 1934 in Jay, Florida to Hillary Lee and Leila Mae Cooley. He
attended Faith Assembly of God Church, loved to sing and play guitar and
enjoyed traveling out west. He could build anything and enjoyed deer
hunting, working with his dogs and blacksmith work. He was a millwright
by trade and his grandson Solomon was the highlight of his day.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Leon Thurmon; and one
sister, Sue Ellen Wilson.
Lee is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty Cooley of Queen City, Texas;
two sons, Rickey Cooley and wife Penny of Basin, Wyoming, Joel Cooley
and wife Stephanie of Texarkana, Texas; one brother, Kenneth Cooley and
wife Lynn of Bryson City, North Carolina; one sister, Shirley Pinckard and
husband Sammy of Panama City, Florida; four grandchildren; several great
grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Hanner
Funeral Service with Brian McDonald, Charles Hale and Joel Cooley
Visitation will be from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, before the service at Hanner
Funeral Service.
Interment will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Guest registry is available at

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