Gerald Cooley

Gerald Cooley

Friday, August 26th, 1938 - Sunday, December 20th, 2020
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Gerald Cooley, 82, of Crane, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at his home.

Gerald was born on August 26, 1938, in Lamesa, Texas to Calvin and Ruby Moore Cooley.
Gerald was a longtime resident of Crane and worked as a Contract Pumper for many years until his health began to fail.
He never met a stranger, always happy and had time for everyone. Gerald loved to watch basketball on television with his brother as they talked to each other over the phone. His favorite teams were the Dallas Mavericks, the Baylor College Girls, and the Texas Rangers. When the kids were young, Gerald coached the pee wee baseball team. Gerald enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Cooley; and a son, Tim Williamson.

He is survived by his children, Dewaine Lee and his wife Denise of Strawn, Mike Williamson of Key Largo, FL, Randy Williamson, of Kermit; and Dianne Rimer and her husband Donald of Odessa; his brother, David Cooley of Proctor, TX; five grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home in Crane on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Crane County Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home
    1503 S. Gaston Street
    Crane, Texas 79731
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Crane County Cemetery
    1505 S. Gaston Street
    Crane, Texas 79731
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Jerry Curfew

Posted at 06:06pm
Our sympathy to Gerald's family. He will be missed in Crane, America. Always smiling and had a friendly hello. Rest in peace, Gerald. Spud & Jerry Curfew

Sidnie smith

Posted at 12:49pm
I remember you in any place my grandma was out in. For some reason everywhere she was with me we tried you and you were so sweet in your coveralls. I’m glad I got to see such a great man and I’m glad my grandma got to call you her friend.

Michael Williamson

Posted at 12:43pm
You saved and took care of Mom. I was lucky to have known you. God bless you Gearld.

Mary Williamson

Posted at 08:22am
From:Micheal and Mary Williamson we will see you again one day and rejoice in the heavens....Love you
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Mindy Hodgkins

Posted at 06:52am
With love, Trey, Mindy,Tanner, Kallie, & Gavin
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