Carl Eugene Cooper

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Carl Eugene Cooper, 86, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1930, in Webb City, the son of Albert Omer and Estella Florence (Peters) Cooper. On Aug. 12, 1950, he was united in marriage to Mary “Maxine” Hayden, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one daughter, Carla Towers and her husband Keith of Greer, S.C.; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Neville Cooper.

He received his education at Wheaton, where he graduated from high school. On Dec. 11, 1951, he entered the U.S. Marine Corp, serving until Dec. 1, 1953. He worked for Tamko Roofing for a time. For the most part of his life he farmed, raising cattle and chickens. He was a member of Wheaton United Methodist Church.

Services were held Sunday, at Wheaton United Methodist Church under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.

Burial with military honors was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Butterfield.

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