Dana Alan Cooley, Jr.: ‘A Very Kind Heart’ and ‘A Big Warming Smile’

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Dana Alan Cooley, Jr.Dana Alan Cooley, Jr. was born on October 3, 1991. It is with great sadness we announce that after many years of diabetic complications, Dana, Jr. has passed away on August 25, 2017 with his family by his side.

Dana grew up in McKinleyville, CA where he attended Morris Elementary, McKinleyville Middle School, and McKinleyville High School…

Dana had a very kind heart, he loved to joke around and had a big warming smile. Dana’s hobbies included hanging out with friends, riding motorcycles, attending family gatherings, and most of all spending time with his nieces and nephews. Dana would do anything for his family and close friends, Dana will be greatly missed and is survived in life by his father Dana Cooley, Sr, mother Sherri Cole, brother John Cole, sister Nicole Cooley, niece Kaia, nephews DJ and Kaiden, Grandma Joan, Grandpa Don as well as many aunts, uncles, and several cousins.

We would like to invite family and friends to a remembrance of life planned for Saturday, September 2, 2017, 1 pm at Pierson Park.



  • We are so very sorry for your loss . You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    David & Carol Cooley

  • so sorry for your loss .

  • Gone too soon. Rest In Peace, young man.

  • Sorry for your loss

  • My condolences to Dana’s family.Rest in peace wrapped in Angel’s wings 🕊

  • As a fellow Libra, who shares the same birth date. I feel so deeply touched by this young soul and know that we are bridges in spirit, space and time. You will be forever blessed and whenever you need him, he is there.
    I am sorry you have lost his earthly being as I have recently lost my father. I know it’s not the same. But believe me, they are definitely not gone!❤ 😇

  • I’m so sad to hear the passing of a great spirited person. God bless his family and give them the strength during this difficult time. I’ve known Dana for so long and we had a lot of good times with his family and ours. Rest with the Angels Dana🙏🏼 RIP

  • Kim Sovereign/Silva

    Oh my goodness, so young. So sorry for your loss Dana and Shari. My condolences to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sad. Rest in peace Jr.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to your family,sorry for your loss

  • So sad to hear, this young man use to come by the shop I use to work at all the time. Condolences to his loved ones may he rest in Paradise.

  • Rest In Peace.Miss you already ❣❣❣

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