Robert C. Cooksey, 86, of Anderson, husband of the late Delva Ann Cooksey, passed away January 3, 2022.
Born in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of the late R. Nelson and Katherine Keller Cooksey. Bob received his B.S. in Industrial Education from Ball State University and his Ed.D in Industrial Technology Education from The University of Maryland. Dr. Cooksey retired as a professor and program director in Packaging Technology from Indiana State University and was an Adjunct Professor in Packaging Science at Clemson University. He was a member of Wabash Presbyterian in Crawfordsville, IN, National Association for Industrial Technology and Phi Kappa Phi.
Dr. Cooksey is survived by his son, Charles Kenton Cooksey (Lynn) of Menomonee Falls, WI; daughter, D. Kay Cooksey of Anderson; sister, Ruth Cooksey of Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-law, Sue Meggenhofen (Chuck) of Indianapolis, IN; grandsons, Kenton R. Cooksey and Colin C. Cooksey.
He was predeceased by his wife, parents and sister, Jane Cassel.
Bob enjoyed time with his family and the role of Grandpa. He had several hobbies including a lifetime interest in model making that grew from helping make aircraft recognition models for the WWII war effort. Later in life, it continued to encompass everything from pine wood derby cars to HO Gauge Model Railroad layouts. He enjoyed road trips and travel, enthusiastically loading up the family car for summer adventures to the Canadian Maritimes and Rockies while incorporating teaching summer sessions in Halifax N.S. and Winnipeg, MB. His reputation for knowing where the fish were to be found off of a certain pier was unrivaled. A passion for cars and boating was always on display in his office. Highlighted on the shelf was the trophy he received with his grandson for his restored 1965 Pontiac Lemans. And next to that? A picture of Capt. Grandpa in command of his pontoon boat with his crew giggling over the waves.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons..
Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Memory Gardens, Clemson.
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