William Cooksey

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

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Pennsville American Legion Memorial Fund, 25 W Pittsfield St., Pennsville, NJ 08070

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Friday
11
October

Visitation at Funeral Home

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, October 11, 2019
Laughrey Funeral Home, LLC
One North Broadway
Pennsville, New Jersey, United States
Friday
11
October

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Friday, October 11, 2019
Laughrey Funeral Home, LLC
One North Broadway
Pennsville, New Jersey, United States
Friday
11
October

Final Resting Place

Friday, October 11, 2019
Finn's Point National Cemetery
454 Fort Mott Rd.
Pennsville, New Jersey, United States
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