Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Don Everett Cooper, age 67, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, in his home.

He was born Jan. 19, 1940, in Wheaton, the son of Everett and Mattie (Haynes) Cooper. On Sept. 5, 1958, he was united in marriage to Judy Hopkins, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Marc Cooper and his wife, Barbara, of Cape Fair, Missouri; two daughters, Lynne Clark and her husband, Ken, of Arlington, Texas, and Ann Odenbrett and her husband, Scott of Exeter, Missouri; one brother, Bob Cooper and his wife, Darelyn, of Wheaton, Missouri; four sisters, Zelma Francisco and her husband, Leroy, of Wheaton, Lovetta Stipp and her husband, Charles, of Fairview, Missouri, Maxine Brattin, of Wheaton, Helen Riddle and her husband, William, of Republic, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Tucker, of Cassville, Missouri; in-laws, Gary and Sue Stiles, of Cassville, and Lanny and Sandy Hopkins, of Joplin, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; one great grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ina Lea Tucker and a brother-in-law, Jack Brattin.

Don was a lifelong resident of the Wheaton area and a 1958 graduate of the Wheaton High School. He was saved at the age of nine and was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church. Don enjoyed singing and sang with several quartets, the Sojourners, Waymakers, the Charles Family and the Cooper Family. Some of his other favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, his horses and making saddles. He was a self-employed carpenter until his retirement eighteen years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Pastor Jerry Francisco, Pastor Steve Higgs and Pastor Paul Wahlert will conduct the services. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. today (Wednesday) in McQueen Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the Corinth Cemetery or Gideon Bibles in memory of Don. PAID

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