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“We enjoyed time spent with Richard at Russ's house. He always said something to make us all laugh. Condolences to the Cooley family. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Thomas and Maureen Saur - MI

“I remember pa's smile the most and his incredible ability to find humour in most situations. i love you and miss you Pa.Love your Gwynnie poo ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Gwynn Szoko - Australia

“Memories keep flooding into my mind about the numerous times we spent as a family and the times we shared with friends. Thank you for all those who...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Roxanne Cooley - Sydney Australia, IN

“The Everman family gives their condolences to the Cooley Family. Austin and Pat Everman, our parents thought a lot of Richard. He was a good family...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Douglas Everman - Tampa, FL

“Dick was a very big part of my growing years. I learned so much from that man. Just like a father to me. You will be missed. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Daryl Jones - Indpls., IN

“Praying for the Cooley family. So sorry for your loss ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Susan Druley - Indianapolis, IN

“Roxanne and boys,So sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad, Dick. He and your mom, Rosemary, were like second parents as we grew up on Webster...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Tolliver - Danville, IN


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Richard "Dick" Cooley, 85, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on January 9, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. Richard was born April 4, 1932, in Indianapolis, IN, to Floyd and Margaret Cooley. He was an Army veteran and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He retired from the HVAC business. Working most of those years at Bolls Heating and Cooling where he became part owner.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Roxanne Lutzen; sons, Randal (Pam) Cooley; Rodney Cooley; Rick Cooley; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife Rosemary (2004), son Russ Cooley (2015), as well as his two sisters.
Richard Cooley was a good man. He was a mentor to his family, and a good friend to people who knew him. Whether you needed advice or help with a problem, you could count on him. He was always there for his children and loved by his grandchildren. Not only did he earn their admiration, he helped them earn degrees.
Dick was a long time Boy Scout leader, where he received several awards. He enjoyed his time in scouting. He taught outdoors skills along with being a positive influence on several young men.
Gardening was one of his passions. He would spend hours each day, during the summer, working and caring for his plants. Starting early in the morning, and working until dark.
When he wasn't gardening, he liked to fish. Especially his yearly trip to Wisconsin, where he met his wife. There, he would spend time with family members, who he liked to joke and tease with. Some of the best times of his life.
In the later years, after he lost his wife, he got a dog. The dog became his new best friend. They were inseparable.
He will be missed. There is a void and uneasiness in the hearts of his family, knowing that they can't pick up the phone and get advice from Dick Cooley.
Miss You and Love You Pops

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the American Legion -327 Main St, Beech Grove, IN 46107. Online condolences may be made to www.hendryxmortuary.com or to the Hendryx Mortuaries' Facebook page. Hendryx Mortuaries is honored to be assisting the family with the services.