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A celebration of James Cooley’s 80th birthday will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4 in the family life center of Piney Grove Baptist Church, where he has been a member for 68 years.
All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served; no gifts are requested.
Cooley was employed in the sign department of Rockwood Coca-Cola Bottling Works for 20 years. He was also employed with Rust Engineering in Oak Ridge for 22 years and owned and operated Cooley Sign Co. in Midtown.
He was a member of the Painter’s Local 437 in Knoxville.
Cooley is a 35-year member of Walden Ridge Antique Car Club.
A 52-year member of Kingston Masonic Lodge 38, he has belonged to Kerbela Shrine Temple, Knoxville, for 50 years. He has served as chaplain for 18 years of Kerbela Roane Shrine Club.
Cooley is also a 48-year member of the Scottish Rite and is a 32nd-degree Mason.