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George Nelson Cooksey
Date of Death or Service Feb 1, 2019
George Nelson Cooksey

 A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Pine Hill Church of the Nazarene in McEwen, TN with Pastor Lawrence Golden and Pastor Crystal Petty officiating.  Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of service. Following the services at the church, Mr. Cooksey will be cremated.

George Nelson Cooksey, age 76 of McEwen, TN died on February 1, 2019.  For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Pine Hill Church of the Nazarene.

Mr. Cooksey was born June 3, 1942 in Dickson, TN.  He was a son of the late Henry L. Cooksey and Virginia Adams Cooksey.  In his early years he worked for the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, TN.  He was a talented musician and enjoyed the opportunity to sing.  George was an accomplished carpenter having worked on many diverse projects from the columns in the Cascades Garden of the Gaylord Opryland Resort, or serving as foreman for the development of a subdivision to individual home remodeling.  Mr. Cooksey was a very loving husband, father, grandfather a brother, who will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Anna Nenni; sister-in-law Ruth Honea; uncle, Ward Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam Brown Cooksey; his 3 daughters, Leeza Cooksey Holley (Rodney) of LaVergne, TN, Melanie Georgette Cooksey Nenni of McEwen, TN, and Rachel Daniece Cooksey of Nashville, TN; 4 sisters, Janet Cooksey Potter (Bob) of Elizabethtown, KY, Gina Cooksey Evans (Gregg) of Lexington, KY, Kimi Cooksey Proctor (Jonathan) of McEwen, TN, and Crystal Cooksey Petty (Steve) of Dickson, TN; 6 grandchildren, Ryan, Sean, and Cathryn Holley, and Tony, Allison, and April Nenni; 2 grandpups, Smokey and Thumper; sister-in-law, Robie Bencho of Jefferson City, TN; several nieces and nephews.



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