TIMOTHY WAYNE COOLEY, 56, of Charleston, IL passed away 12:50 P.M. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 following the third service (at approximately 11:45 A.M.) at the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, IL. Rev. Greg Sexton will officiate. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Tim was born on January 27, 1957 in Mattoon, IL. He was a son of Bob and JoAnn (Kelly) Cooley.
He is survived by his partner of 32 years, Michael Finney of Charleston, IL one brother, Mike Cooley and his wife Gloria of Mattoon, IL; one sister, Mickie Wamsley and her husband Greg of Mattoon, IL and two nieces, Emily Wamsley of Ypsilanti, MI and Jeana Wamsley of Effingham, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Tim was a member of the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, IL where he sang with the praise team.
Tim had worked at GE in Mattoon, IL, CCAR Industries in Charleston, IL and for the past thirteen years he has worked at Consolidated Operator Services in Mattoon, IL.
Tim enjoyed attending The Little Theater on the Square in Sullivan, IL and had been a season ticket holder since 1989. He began his singing career performing at The Little Theater on the Square as a child in a production of Peter Pan. Tim was known as a gentle person with a kind soul. He loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed the company of his dog, Luci.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the dance and drama program at The Little Theater on the Square in Sullivan, IL.