Mr. Cooper was born April 7, 1940, in Chandler, Okla. to Marion Eugene and Ruby Irene (Warren) Cooper. He married Jewel Foster on March 16, 1974.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings, Clara Mae Lewis, Bobby Dale Cooper and Barbara Gail Cooper.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Cooper of Park Hill, Okla.; his children, Larry Dean Cooper of Muskogee, Okla., Melissa (Larry) Reynolds of Beeville, Wayne (Carolyn) Tye of Virginia, Vicki (Roy) Cummings and Tina (Jesus) Pacheco, all of Peggs, Okla., and Eddie (Barbara) Cooper of Tahlequah, Okla.; two siblings, Marion Cooper and Billy Ray Cooper; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A graveside service was held Friday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in the McClain Cemetery in Peggs, Okla. with Rev. Mike Newberry officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home, Tahlequah, Okla.