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John "Johnny" Warren Cooksey

November 17, 1935 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 83)


John W. Cooksey Nov.17 1935 - Nov.15 2019

Born in La Plata MD. to the late John Frank Cooksey and Ceceila Grace (Langley) Cooksey.

Until he was drafted into the Army in 1958, John loved helping his family raise tobacco, corn, hay, cattle, hogs, chickens and vegetables on the Family Farm Known as Fair Fountain Farm in which he lived his entire life and as many family members still do.

John loved his Ford cars, hunting , racing, baseball, his siblings, children, grand children, great grand children, friends and neighbors.

John was a Diesel mechanic for 38 years with Penske Truck Leasing before retiring in 1998, prior to that he worked for Western Auto, The United States Post Office, Coca Cola and with The Brandywine Corporation owned by the Meinhardt family.

John is Preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years Betty D.(Moore) Cooksey, His Brothers and their spouses Francis X.Cooksey (Dorothy), James E.Cooksey (Glenna), Robert V.Cooksey (Margaret).

He is Survived by his children Cherri Casanovas (Don), Jackie Cooksey, Kent Cooksey (Tina), Jeff Cooksey (Vicky Mayle).

9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

John is also survived by His Siblings Kitty Michael (The Late Mike), Diana Willet McClure (The Late Lee), Judy Hamilton(Phil).

Viewing will be at Arehart Funeral Home La Plata MD.

Nov.21 from 2p-4p , 6p-8p, Prayers at 7pm.

Nov. 22 Funeral Service at 10:00am

Interment: Trinity Memorial Gardens, Mattawomen Beantown Road Waldorf MD.


Pallbearers: Tracy DeMarr JR., Kyle Casanovas, Tony Casanovas, Josh Cooksey, Jake Cooksey, (Godson)Bruce Stark.


Honorary Pallbearer: John W. Davis, Don Casanovas, Phil Hamilton SR.



In Lieu of Flowers Please make donations to:

Charolotte Hall Veterans Home

29449 Charlotte Hall Rd.

Charlotte Hall, MD 20622



18180 Greensboro Dr. Suite 400

McLean, VA 22102

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November 21, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

November 21, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service
November 22, 2019

10:00 AM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Interment following funeral service
November 22, 2019

Trinity Memorial Gardens
3221 Mattawoman Beantown Rd.
Waldorf, MD 20604


Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall MD 20622

Alzheimers Association
8180 Greensboro Dr., Suite #400, McLean VA 22102

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