|Dennis D. Miller
Misskelley family: So sorry to hear about Pete. He was a good and caring man that will be missed by so many. I
always enjoyed talking to him and listening to his stories. I'm sure he has already told some stories in Heaven. Love in
Christ, Dennis and Deborah
Pete & Margie Grantham
Cyril our prayers are with you
So many surrounded Pete in his last days here on Earth, I know! More surround him in spirit, though! Peace be with
you all -- he was an unusual chap, wasn't he? So talented and versatile ... and he has a bountiful legacy yet on this
Earth, as his family and friends are aware.
Gloria Corder Graham
I am sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Pete and Cyril Dean too. May God's grace surround your whole
Lisa Costilow Wiggins
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Pete's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lisa Costilow Wiggins.
Misskelley family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. "Pete" gave his all in this fight and is now
healed. Although the coming days and months will be difficult for you all, know that the Lord is in control and all is
well with Pete now.
You & your family are in our prayers , Frank & Roxanne
Cyril Dean, You and your family are in our prayers. Frankie and Trish Box
Lee Funeral Home, Inc.
Cooper L. "Pete" Misskelley
(May 2, 1944 - September 3, 2018 )
Funeral services for Cooper L. “Pete” Misskelley of North Carrollton will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, at Carrollton Baptist
Church in Carrollton, with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. Rev. Ed McDaniel, Rev. Eddie Carpenter, and Rev.
Lanny Haley will officiate the services. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 5, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Lee Funeral Home; and
Thursday, September 6, from 10:00 a.m. until service time, at Carrollton Baptist Church.
Mr. Misskelley, 74, died at his home on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was born on May 2, 1944, to Grady and Gladys Walters Misskelley.
He was a graduate of J.Z. George High School and got his start in music there with the school band. Pete was an entrepreneur, whose
primary interests were land and timber sales. Always a public servant, Pete served as Carroll County Deputy Sheriff, a Carroll County Justice
Court Judge for several terms, and a warden of the C.M.R.C.F, 1999-2007.
A man of many talents, he loved music, and his performances at many functions, both formal and informal, entertained hundreds. Whether
playing the drums, fronting for the band, or singing the solo “Blueberry Hill,” his magic touched everyone. Pete had a wide range of hobbies,
including turkey hunting, fishing, woodworking, cooking, and reading. Among his favorite subjects for information and entertainment were
novels and history, especially of the World War II Era, and anything related to health and medicine.
For many, Pete will be remembered as the ultimate entertainer, quick with a story, joke, or prank. From his deep understanding and love for
all people, regardless of age, race, philosophy, or religion, sprang the desire to make others happy. This he did, and thousands of people
now cherish memories of a “Pete Story” that will survive him and generations to come.
Pete was predeceased by his grandson, Tyler Dean Marett; his parents; and siblings, James William Misskelley, Carlene Woffard, Virginia
Martin, Robert Cecil Misskelley, and Grady Sanders Misskelley.
He is survived by his wife, Cyril Dean Brownlow Misskelley; his daughters, Jennifer Marett, Mandy Whitfield (Jerry Paul), Patty Beck (Danny
Beck), and Susanna Mullins; nine grandchildren, Breland Cooper Marett, Joseph Misskelley Whitfield, Bailey Elizabeth Marett, Ava Ahlean
Whitfield, Joel Ely Beck, Cooper Charles Beck, Mathis Misskelley Beck, Noah Misskelley Beck, and Susanna Katherine Mullins; and one
great grandson, Briston Hayes McCluskey-Marett; and two sisters, Lura Kate Neal and Elizabeth Ann Jordan.
Despite his many achievements and adventures, Pete’s greatest legacy is being husband, daddy, and Poppa to his beloved family. God
gifted Pete with the natural ability to be a father and to love unconditionally, equally, and wholly. Married to Cyril Dean for fifty-three years, the
two of them shared a life of joys and sorrows, laughter and tears, but mostly of love.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, and nephews, Brad Noah and Scott Noah. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Corley, Billy Box, Charles
Holman, Dr. Bernard Taylor, Charles Noah, and Raymond Sanders. Memorials contributions may be made to the J.Z. George High School
Band Program, the Carroll Academy Rebel Booster Club, the Ronald McDonald House, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Memorial contributions may be made to the J. Z. George High School Band Program (900 George Street, North Carrollton, MS 38947), the
Carroll Academy Rebels Booster Club (P. O. Box 226, Carrollton, MS 38917), the Ronald McDonald House Charities (110 N. Carpenter,
Chicago, IL 60607 or www.rmhc.org); or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Wednesday, Sept. 5 5 - 7 pm
Lee Funeral Home
Thursday, Sept. 6 10 - 11 am
Carrollton Baptist Church
Thursday, Sept. 6 11 am
Carrollton Baptist Church
|COOPER L. "PETE"
|May 2, 1944
September 3, 2018