Stephen Wayne Cooney


Services for Stephen Wayne Cooney, 35, Tyler, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bennie Portwood officiating.

Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery under direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Stephen passed away Nov. 10, 2011, at his residence.

He was born May 19, 1976, in Tyler to Stephen Murray Cooney and Virginia Ginger Eaton.

Stephen was a 1994 graduate of Whitehouse High School. He worked for Brookshire's for 17 years. Stephen loved watching WWE wrestling, bowling and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Murray Cooney.

Stephen is survived by his loving family including his parents, Ginger and Randy Eaton of Tyler; grandparents, Maurice and Loutokah Ivy of Tyler; stepgrandmother, Alice Eaton of Ben Wheeler; sister, Vicki Nackos and husband Theo of Whitehouse; stepsisters, Michelle Long of Arlington and Christy Doyle and husband Michael of Arlington; nephews, Tad Nackos of Whitehouse, Coleby Pulliam of Arlington and Chase Doyle of Arlington; and nieces, Zoe Nackos, Kalli Nackos and Sophie Nackos, all of Whitehouse, and Courtney Doyle and Carley Long, both of Arlington.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Hays, June Easley, Coleby Pulliam, Jackquan Jones, Genaro Arizpe, Daniel Palomo, Salvador Cervantes and Kerry Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen's nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 15, 2011