Curtis Ray Cooksey passed away peacefully at his residence on July 23, 2017, after a brief illness. Curtis was one of twelve children born to the late Blemmer and Amanda Cooksey on July 3, 1944. He worked retail for more than 40 years and retired from Walmart in 2006. During his retirement, he enjoyed listening to music, especially Elvis, singing gospel hymns, watching western films on television and working puzzles.
Curtis was a United States Marine veteran having proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was also an active member of the Union City Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Wendell Cooksey, and two sisters, Mae Harrod and Ella Ashley.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon McGinnis Cooksey, and his son Robert (Heather) Cooksey. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Isabella and Marlee, whom he adored and affectionately called his "pals." He leaves his "pals" with memories of fun trips, working puzzles, hugs and kisses, playing board games and eating popsicles on the tailgate of his old red pickup truck.
He also leaves to mourn him, five brothers: Adrian Cooksey, Gerald (Kathy) Cooksey, Paul (Betty) Cooksey, Harold (Becky) Cooksey and Dale Cooksey; and two sisters: Wanda Coffee and Jessie Enlow; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Minister Chip Denief officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ernie Boardman, Wayne Cerny, Glenn Foley, Shane Lakes, Randy McGinnis and Eugene Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis' brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Curtis' memory to the Lizzie Berry Circle, c/o Union City Christian Church, 2473 Union City Road, Richmond, KY 40475.
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Published on July 24, 2017