James Nelson "Joe" Cooley

Monday, October 12, 2020

James Nelson "Joe" Cooley, 81, of Caraway, formerly of Joiner, died Oct. 11, 2020, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Cooley was born Nov. 19, 1938, in Bull Mountain, Miss., to Jesse and Sally Cooley. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Effie Cooley; four brothers, Hoss Cooley, Virgil Cooley, Tom Cooley and Homer Cooley; three sisters, Johnny Cooley, Virgie Cooley and Faye Cooley.

He is survived by one son, Rickie Joe Cooley (Vanessa) of Paragould; one daughter, Anne Allen (Ricky) of Caraway; five grandchildren, Amber Hill, Courtney Cooley, Jennifer Arnett, Joshua Allen and Rachel Allen; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola. Graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Bassett Cemetery in Bassett. Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola is in charge