Mr. George Edward Cooley, Sr.

  • Born: March 4, 1945
  • Died: October 9, 2020
  • Location: 209 Ranch Rd. Clayton, North Carolina

Sanders Funeral Home

806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416

Tribute & Message From The Family

All Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter the building and asked to participate in social distancing.
Wednesday, October 14
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

All Attendees are asked to wear a mask to participate in social distancing.
Graveside Service
Thursday, October 15
1:00 PM
Forest Hill
Clayton, NC 27520


Condolence & Memory Journal

George thank you for your service in A. Co. 7th Engineers, Prayers will be said for yo at our 2021 reunion.

Posted by Thomas Grafton - St. Louis, MO - military   July 06, 2021

Love knows not it's own depth until the time of separation. May your Soul Rest In Peace!

Posted by Carolyn Glover - Wendell, NC - Significant Other   October 19, 2020

So many wonderful memories. Uncle G was a character that everyone loved having around. He brought joy and laughter where ever he went. I will truly miss those phone calls from him pretending to be my husband Julius. My heart is breaking that I can't be with my family during this time of sorrow. But I take comfort in knowing that Uncle G is now resting in his eternal home in his Father's house.
Rest from your labor Uncle G. I will be forever proud of your service to this country and to our Lord. I will always love you
Love and condolences to G Jr Toni and Melisha

Posted by Phyllis Cooley Chisholm - Haverhill, MA - Family   October 14, 2020

My deepest sympathy.
Carlton & Joan Richardson

Posted by Joan Richardson - Wendell, NC - Friend   October 14, 2020

You will truly be missed. Love you Uncle George....Rest on

Posted by Portia Lynch - Raleigh, NC - Family   October 14, 2020

George had a wonderful smile with a contagious laugh. Truly a gentle giant. You will miss. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Cynthia Chavis Cross - Garner, NC - Friend   October 14, 2020

To the Cooley family,

I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of my dear friend and fellow school mate, George Cooley. George was very personable and always Brough a degree of levity to the mix. You could always count on George to find some humor in whatever we were doing. I wish to honor his life and his service to the country. Like many of us who served in Vietnam, we left a part of us back there on the battlefield. George was a man of substance and I know that he will be tremendously missed by all of us who loved and respected him. So as the family carry him to his final resting place on Thursday, know that my prayers and thoughts are with you

Judson M. Ray

Posted by Judson Ray - Springfield, VA - Family   October 13, 2020

To my cuzzin Melisha, my thoughts & prayers are with you also, sweetheart.(Accidentally didn't post your name in prior post) Love always, cuzzin Faye.

Posted by Arnetta Cooley - Smithfield, NC - Family   October 13, 2020

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by James & Janice Steed - Raleigh, NC - Family   October 13, 2020

Uncle George will be missed. I always will remember him as the jokester of the family. My grandmother birthed 13 children. Uncle George was the baby of the bunch.I never understood why he always called me "Grace Jones" !! To Toni, George Jr. dad, uncle Bobby, aunt Corinna & aunt Rena, he's now resting. Sleep on uncle George, get your rest. We loved you too, but GOD loved you best. Continued prayers for all of my family & his friends.

Posted by Arnetta Cooley - Smithfield, NC - Family   October 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of you.

Posted by Bonnie Koonne - Clayton, NC - Friend   October 11, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by James Parham - Wendell, NC - Family Friend   October 11, 2020


Posted by EDDIE HARPER - RALEIGH, NC - Friend   October 10, 2020