Wallace R. Cooksey

Born: Mon., Jan. 27, 1930
Died: Wed., Sep. 27, 2017


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 01, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sun., Oct. 01, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Wallace R. Cooksey, 87, of Oblong, IL formerly of Palestine, IL passed away at 4:50 P.M. on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at his residence in Oblong, IL.

Born in Sullivan, IN on January 27, 1930, he was the son of  Raymond and Mary (Robinson) Cooksey. On February 9, 1963 he married Nancy E. Hightshoe who preceded him in death June 23, 1998.

Wallace served in the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1952. He was a member of the Dugger Indiana High School Class of 1948 and was also a member of the Living Church of God. He enjoyed square dancing and working with wood and was very active and supportive of his church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Tom and Sharon Haley, Oblong, IL; three grandchildren Cathy and Chad Case, Lawrenceville, IL, Jenny and John New, Oblong, IL , Andrew “Andy” Haley and Companion Debi Stewart Waggoner, Oblong, IL; three great grandchildren Tommy Yohe, Oblong, IL, Kelsey and Luke Houser, Newton, IL, Andrea Haley, Stoy, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Wallace in death were his parents, one brother George Fox, five sisters Shirley Rickert, Ada Botts, Vera Osborn, Rosalie Davis and Laverne Fox.

Celebration of Wallace’s Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday October 1, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Homes in Hutsonville, IL. Burial will follow in Hutsonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Homes in Hutsonville, IL.

In lieu of flowers the family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Tractor and Engine Association with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Yvonne (Guyer) Newlin
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Tom, Sharon & family ---- so sorry in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Yvonne

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