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Walter T. "Walt" Cooley, Jr.

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Walter T. "Walt" Cooley, Jr.'s Obituary

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        1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350
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      • 1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350

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Walter T. "Walt" Cooley, Jr., a resident of Dothan passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his residence. He was 76 years old.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 9am -10am Tuesday.

Mr. Cooley was born August 17, 1941 in Houston County and lived the early part of his life in Dothan. He attended Dothan City Schools and was a graduate of Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA. He also attended the University of Georgia, St. Petersburg Junior College, and Manatee Junior College in Bradenton, FL. He was employed with the Western Union Telegraph Co., the Dothan Police Department, the Sarasota Police Department, and lastly with the Southern Company at Farley Nuclear Plant for 20 years as the Assistant Chief of Security until his retirement in 1997. Mr. Cooley was a member of Webb Baptist Church where he was a member of the Hosanna Sunday School Class. He was also a member of Dothan Elks Lodge #1887, Dothan Masonic Lodge #466, he was a 32º Scottish Rite Freemason, Valley of Dothan, Orient of Alabama. He was an avid golfer and member of the Dothan National Golf Club at Olympia Spa since 1973 and was a general aviation private pilot.

Mr. Cooley was preceded in death by his parents, Walter T. Cooley and Sarah Gladys Tyler Cooley; his sons, Thomas M. Cooley and Mark Edward Cooley; and his sister, Mary Sue Cooley.

Survivors include his wife, Linda L. Cooley; daughter, Tracie A. (Dr. Matt) Helms; granddaughter, Michele A. Cooley; sister, Patricia A. Burns; brother, Davie T. Cooley; nieces, Cheryl (Robin) Hughes, Sarah (Michael) Hegwood, Nicole Cooley Woodruff, and Sarah Beth Cooley; nephew, Matthew Mancuso; great nieces, Christie Hegwood (Brett) Johnson and Brooke Hegwood (Adam) Williams; great nephews, Steffen Hughes and Matt Hughes; four stepsons, Scott Seaburn, Pat Seaburn, Mike Seaburn and Russ Seaburn.

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Everett Dick & Deborah Taylor

Until we meet again, beloved partner. Linda, our condolences to you.

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Dave Crockett

Mrs. Helms,
We are sincerely saddened to learn of your father's passing. If there is anything we can do to help, let us know.

Dave & Margaret

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James Skipper

Sorry for your loss Linda and also the rest of the family. Walt was a good man but you already knew that. Our payers are with you all, and our love.

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Duhon sapp

Walt will be missed. I worked with Walt many years ago at FNP and I am blessed to have known him.

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Roy and Delaine Robson

Walt will be missed he was a good friend and a mentor for many of us.

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A. G. James

I am sorry to hear this sad news. Walt was a fine man who I greatly respected. Rest In Peace

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Rodney Robinson

Walt will be missed by all who knew him, he always had that warm smile and kind words. Linda and family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rodney Robinson

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Amy Moran

Linda, Patricia, Davey and family,
My heart is so sad. I loved him dearly and I will miss him so much. All my love and prayers to you all.

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Edith Jones

I'm so sorry. Mrs Linda. Mr Walt will be missed.

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Patricia Senn

Mr Walt will be truly missed He was loved by many and was an inspiration to anyone who knew him Rest In Peace

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Frank and Jodie Whaples

We are so sorry for your loss. May God help you through this difficult time. Prayers. Frank knew him from the Nuclear plant. I at one time was his nurse. Can't remember if it was at Lyster or the hospital. Very nice man.

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Don and Judy Shealy

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda.

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Johnny Wilkes

Walt was always great to work with.Linda prayers for the family

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Helen Lawson

Linda and family,

I am deeply saddened by Walt's passing and pray that you will be blessed with God's comforting presence. Walt was a fine man, respected by many.

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Priscilla Andrews

Walt was a great man.... He lived his life as an example of kindness and true Christian values.. We all were blessed to have known him in this life. Blessings to Linda and his family for peace, comfort and understanding.

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Rodney and Jane Williams

Tracie, we are praying for your comfort during this difficult time. Your faith is deep and will hold you up. God's love and our love will always be with you.

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Sandra Fariss Dunaway

I just wanted to express how sorry I am for the loss of your father to Tracie Helms and her family. You probably don't remember me but we went to Southside together. I moved to Alabama as you did and I to lost my Father in 2006. Cherish all your memories. He will forever be in your heart.

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Dorothy Robbins

Dear Davie and Family,

On behalf of all the Robbins family, let me send my love, thoughts and prayers on your loss. He was such a great guy and lived his life so well. Do remember, with Jesus, you do have another brother and because of Jesus, you can be with your brother again.

Call me 334-655-0664 if there is anyway I can help.

Love to all,

Dorothy Robbins

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Brad Moore

Linda and Tracie, I can remembering working with Walt over the years at Farley. He was a true security professional and always easy to work with. May the Lord give him eternal peace and may he give you both strength in this time of sorrow.

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Curtis Myrick

To Linda and family, very sorry to hear of your lost. Walt was a good man and a special friend to me, rest in peace POP.

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Arni Hopkins

Walt will be missed by all that knew him. Linda, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family in this time of sorrow.

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