Obituary of William C. Cooksey
William C. "Beetle" Cooksey, age 77 of Pennsville died Friday October 4, 2019 at the Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. He was born in in Salem, NJ and was the son of the late James L. Cooksey, Jr. and Mildred Flitcraft Cooksey. Beetle was a lifelong Pennsville resident.
He worked for DiSabitino Brothers from 1958 to 1966 installing Pennsvilles sewer system, served in the US Navy for 4 years 1960 to 1964 aboard the USS Independence and also served in the Cuban Missile Blockade and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He worked for Sheer Brothers Construction in Pennsville from 1964 to 1967. His final employment was the Pennsville Township Water Department from 1967 to 2006 followed by retirement. He was a longtime member of the Pennsville American Legion and served as the Post Commander.
Survived by a sister, Marilyn Eller, brothers, James L. Cooksey, 3rd, Ronald Cooksey, and Thomas E. Cooksey, stepdaughter, Christine Renner.
Predeceased by his wife Sandra Pruitt Cooksey, brothers, Lynn C. Cooksey and Robert C. Cooksey.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday October 11, at the Laughrey Funeral Home, Pennsville where friends may call from 12:00 to 1:00 burial will follow at the Finns Point National Cemetery, Fort Mott Rd. Pennsville, NJ. www.laughreyfuneralhome.com
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