Funeral Services for Guy Edwin Cooley, Sr., 84, of Williston will be held 2 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Elko Baptist Church with the Reverend Tom Baker officiating; burial will be at the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday February 12, 2018 at the funeral home, Williston, SC. The family has asked that in Lieu of flowers Memorials be given to Elko Baptist Church, Mission Fund to Madagascar, P.O. Box 277, Elko, SC 29826. Edwin died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his home.
Born in Honea Path, SC he was a son of the late Allen Brooks Cooley, Sr. and Mallie Marie Skelton Cooley and was married to the late Miriam Kitchings Cooley. Edwin enjoyed calling people on the phone discussing politics and Gamecock football. He loved his family and especially loved listening to his grandchildren play their violins. He was an active member of Elko Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Beth (Charles) Smoak of Fort Mill, SC; a son, Guy Edwin Cooley, Jr. of Jackson, SC; grandchildren, Kathryn Claire, Caroline Olivia, William Christopher, Margaret Mae and Jonathan Nicholas Smoak; mother-in-law, Frances Kitchings Sessions; sisters-in-law, Linda (Bill) Johnson, Betty Cooley; brothers-in-law, Wallace (Sheryl) Kitchings, Gene Kitchings; nieces, nephews and dear friends, Patrick and Pem Richardson. The family would like to also thank all of his many friends and family members who have called, carried him places, and most of all the care and compassion shown to their dad in years past.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Allen Brooks Cooley and Richard Carol Cooley, Sr.
Folk Funeral Home
Monday February 12th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
170 Elko St
Williston, SC 29853
Elko Baptist Church
Tuesday February 13th, 2018
7467 Bay Street
Elko, SC 29826
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Edwin, Beth, and family. So sorry to hear today of your dad's passing. Our prayers go out to all of you. May God comfort you and the family.
Submitted by Ken and Elaine Johnson on Feb 13 2018 02:49:18 PM
My prayers and condolences go out to your family.
Submitted by Norman Murray Smith, III on Feb 12 2018 07:08:49 PM
The Cooley family was such a wonderful part of our church growing up and my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Submitted by Debbie Morrow Davis on Feb 12 2018 02:46:09 PM
Ed, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It is so hard to loose someone so special. The wonderful memories is what will get you through these hard times. Heaven has a new angel!
Submitted by Deb Friar on Feb 12 2018 11:20:31 AM
Ed and Family - - May you find strength and peace in a lifetime of beautiful memories. God be with you during this sad time.
Submitted by Shirley King on Feb 12 2018 08:38:07 AM
I always enjoyed talking to Edwin about Gamecock football. He will be missed.
Submitted by David R. Boylston on Feb 11 2018 07:53:39 PM
I knew "Eb' as a kind and gentle man. I greatly enjoyed the time that I got to spend with him while he graced this earth. I never saw him in a bad mood and always had great stories to tell. As far as knowledge, wikipedia never had so much information as Eb had available. He is going to be sorely missed. But right now, he is in the arms of Jesus and can see the beautiful home that awaits him. Rest well Eb. Everyone here loves you and will miss you greatly. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Michael Dorris and Family
Submitted by Michael Dorris on Feb 11 2018 04:15:50 PM
I am so sad to learn of Ebbie's passing. I knew him and all of the Cooley family for the entire time that we all lived in Williston and attended Williston Methodist Church. My condolences go out to his family. Linda VanDerburgh Burkhalter
Submitted by Linda VanDerburgh Burkhalter on Feb 11 2018 03:53:23 PM
I am so sad to learn of Ebbie's passing. I knew him and all of the Cooley for the entire time that we all lived in Williston. My condolences go out to his entire family. Linda VanDerburgh Burkhalter
Submitted by Linda VanDerburgh Burkhalter on Feb 11 2018 03:49:38 PM
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