Robert’s life began on January 13, 1945 in Breese, Illinois; the son of Ralph E. and Elda P. (Kennedy) Cooley. He graduated El Dorado, KS., high school and was united in marriage to Jan Lee Davis on January 6, 1966 in El Dorado.
Robert worked very hard for his family on the pipeline; as a gauger, with: Skelly/Getty/Texaco/Frontier Refineries, for over 30 years- beginning in 1976.
In his spare time, he loved to be in the outdoors; hunting, and fishing. After retirement and prior to retirement, he spent much time with his wife; traveling the world, enjoying their life together, along with their family and friends.
His greatest joy was his family, which includes his wife, Jan Cooley of El Dorado; his daughter, Tammy Cooley of El Dorado; grandchildren London, Boston, and Alana Cooley; great grandchildren, Paris, Bristol, Boston Jr., and Felix Cooley; all, of El Dorado; brother Fred and Linda Cooley of Hutchinson, KS., and sisters-in-law Sue and Skippy Scipione of The Villages, Florida and Cherie and Clause Siebert of Austria.
He was the most kindest, gentle, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend; that we were all, so very blessed to have in our lives. He had numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; which he also, loved and adored. Thomas Espe and John Scanlon, were also very dear to him. He will be missed very much, but forever in our hearts.
Robert passed away on Friday August 13, 2021 at St. Francis hospital in Wichita, KS., After a strong battle with prostate cancer. He is preceded in death by his daughter Shelley Renee Cooley, sister, Debby Tresner and his parents Ralph and Elda Cooley.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 3rd at 10:00 a.m., at the; First Christian Church, in El Dorado, KS. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Robert at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com
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