Bobby Samuel Cooksey, of Adamsville, was born in Hardin County on May 15, 1950, the son of the late Leo and Ellen Cooksey.
Mr. Cooksey was a retired plant manager for ITT in Selmer. He also had worked for PEP Industries and Gateway Corporation. Mr. Cooksey served his country in United States Army, serving in Vietnam. He was a member of West Shiloh Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing when he was younger. Mr. Cooksey was a very hard worker, he was always taking care of his yard. In his spare time he enjoyed watching western movies, playing the guitar and listening to music.
Mr. Cooksey departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 8, in Jackson, Tennessee, at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 24 days.
He is survived by his two children, Kelly Cooksey English of McNairy County and Jeremy Cooksey and his wife Lorrie of Savannah; two grandchildren, David Andrew English and Annslee Cooksey; and two brothers, Jimmy Cooksey of Shiloh and Tommy Cooksey of Counce.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Cooksey; and two sisters, Josie Fay Cooksey and Ann Patterson.
Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Paul Childers officiating. Burial followed in Carter Cemetery at Michie.