Elmer Cooley

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Elmer Cooley, 79, of Livingston, Texas went to his Heavenly home Sunday, August 27, 2017 after passing away at Kingwood Hospital. He worked primarily in the oilfield industry for Ashland Oil for 47 years, and retired from serving his local church of Livingston First Assembly of God where he was a longstanding member. Elmer was known to many as a farmer, fisherman, a loving father, a Christian, a provider, and friend. He was the kind of man that would give you the shirt off his back. He loved his family, his church and God. He loved to visit with friends and help people in need, all you had to do was ask and he was there ready and willing to help. Preceding him in death were his parents, Angie Lee Van Pelt Cooley and Robert Franklin Cooley; his brother, A.C. Cooley; and a son, Robert Allen Cooley. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Crickett Cooley of Livingston, Texas; five daughters, Wanda Cooley of Brenham, Texas, Renee Pond and husband Kevin of Brenham, Texas. Paula Cooley of Houston, Texas, Marla Demarest of Livingston, Texas and Cheryl Cooley of Brenham, Texas; four sisters, Velma Self of Silsbee, Texas, Marie Smith of Woodville, Texas, Nancy West of Sour Lake, Texas and Hazel Tyson of Singer, Louisiana; 12 grandkids and 4 great-grandchildren and 2 on the way, along with his best canine companion, Skylar. Funeral services were at 12 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home, 415 N 4th St., Silsbee, Texas 77656. Reverends Chris Borden and Wayne Landrum officiated. Interment followed at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred, Texas. Visitation was Monday from 10 a.m. until the funeral services began. In lieu of flowers and gifts we respectfully request that a monetary donation be made in the deceased’s name to Farmer Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Sam Cavalier, Kevin Poole, Shane Russell, Jimmie Rowland, Kyle Huvar and Ryan Pond, as well as an honorary pallbearer, Dakota Cooley.

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