Date set for Barry County deputy's funeral
Cosper to be laid to rest Thursday in Anderson
The Barry County Sheriff’s Office and Ozark Funeral Homes have announced services for Master Sergeant Carl T. Cosper Jr.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Ozark Funeral Home, located at 100 Spring St. in Anderson. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Grace Life Church, located at 258 Royce St. in Anderson.
Pastor Jamey Cope will officiate. Cremation will follow the service, and there will be no graveside services. Cosper, 56, of Pineville, died on Friday as a result of an automobile accident in Seligman.
He was born on March 30, 1961, in Tulsa, Okla. to Carl Thomas Cosper, Sr. and Sylvia Ann (Peak) Cosper. He married Angela Lewis on Sept. 5, 1986 in Pineville,.
Cosper began his career in law enforcement in 1994, where he worked several years at the McDonald County Sheriff's Office. He was a master sergeant deputy sheriff with Barry County Sheriff's Department for 10 years.
He loved spending time with his dog, Bubba. Cosper did mechanical work, just finishing his roadster. He loved working on guns, cooking, doing woodworking and making cedar chests for the Angel Tree Project in Cassville. He was a firearms instructor and conducted conceal and carry classes.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl T. Cosper Sr. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Angela Cosper, of the home; his son, Robert Allen Cosper and wife, Jennifer Sunny Kendall, of Neosho; his mother, Sylvia Ann Cosper, of Pineville; his brothers, Brian Cosper and wife, Tammy, Sherrill Dee Cosper, both of Pineville; sister, Jillian Smith and husband, Buddy, of Rogers, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews, along with a host of other relatives and friends who will dearly miss him.