Funeral services for Kaleb Lane Cooksey, a lifelong Atoka, OK resident, were held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Atoka with Bro. Raymond Humphrey officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cooksey was born February 29, 1996 to Harold Dean III and Lisa Marie (Walton) Cooksey at Durant, OK and passed away January 5, 2021 at Antlers, OK at the age of 24 years, 10 months and 7 days. He attended Harmony and Atoka Public Schools and graduated from Tushka High School in 2014. Kaleb was a transmission lineman for multiple power companies and married Shelbi (Hamer) June 2, 2017 at Fittstown, OK. He was affiliated with the Church of the Rock in Lane, OK and loved fishing, hunting, being on the back of a horse, cutting up and joking with his friends and loved to aggravate and especially loved playing with his babies.
Survivors include his wife, Shelbi Cooksey of the home in Atoka; parents, Harold Dean III and Lisa Marie (Walton) Cooksey of Atoka; children, Braelynn Grace Cooksey and Brixton Lane Cooksey, both of Atoka; brother, Weston Kyler Cooksey and wife Kimberly and niece or nephew coming soon of Atoka; grand-parents, Johnny “Poppa” and Sharon “Granny” Walton, J. R. Cooksey all of Atoka and Karen Caves and husband Leo of Lane, OK; great-grandfather, Harold Cooksey of Atoka; aunts, Aunt Kim Elliott and Uncle Wayne, Aunt Misti “MeMe” Cooksey all of Atoka and Aunt “Chel” Chelsey Renee Rhodes and husband Chuck of Yoakum, TX; cousins, Raye “Ray Ray” Elliott of Atoka and Falon Cooksey of Lane; mother and father-in-law, Leona Hensley of Centrahoma and Billy Hamer of Coalgate; along with many great aunts, great uncles, cousins, other relatives and many dear and loved friends. He is survived by many people who love and cherish him who will carry his spirit forever.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, Lucille Cooksey, Maxine Maxey, Lillian Walton, and Shirley Lee; great-grandfathers, Louis Hunter and Johnnie Lee; uncle, Jerry “Peevine” Hunter; and best friends, Jacob Murray and Dylan Sanders. Pallbearers were Weston Cooksey, Timmy Hamer, RD Pruitt, Adam Cooksey, Auston Graham, Fabrizzo Reasor, Laramie Donihoo, Rowdy Pettigrew, Dewayne McIninch, Uncle Wayne Elliott, and Uncle Dustan Caves.
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