In Memory

Dale Allan Cooksey

Dale CookseyDale Allan Cooksey, 67, of Davenport, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Per his wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at The Knights of Columbus, 35th ST., Davenport, from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Please feel free to wear your favorite fishing apparel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online tributes and condolences may be made at Dale was born May 10, 1951 in Davenport to Cecil “John” and Lillian (Carson) Cooksey. He married Nancy Heisler on February 10, 1990. Dale attended West H.S. Davenport. He worked at Red Jacket Pumps for 19 years and later with Oscar Meyer (Kraft Foods) for 20 years, retiring in March 2009.

Dale CookseyDale’s passion in life was sitting on his porch spending time with family and friends, bass fishing and his weekly trip to K&K Hardware for fishing lures. He was a life- long member of The Quad Cities Bass Club, Davenport, often participating in many tournaments. Those left to honor his memory are his wife of 28 years, Nancy; children, Derek (Kristi) Cooksey, Melissa Villalpando (Kristin Schutt), all of Davenport; sister, Lisa (Terry) Holland, Rock Island; grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, Emma, and Erek; great grandchildren, Danielle, Nixon, and ShyLynn; 4 sister-in- laws and 2 brother-in-laws , many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and step father, Paul Bowling, great granddaughter, HeavenLeigh Grace.

The family would like to thank The University of Iowa Hospital and clinics and Beacon of Hope Hospice for all the excellent care given to Dale.