Cooper, Phil Phillip James (Phil) Cooper, after 93 years of life, left this earth to be with his Loving Father and dear son, Phillip, who he joined in heaven on December 3, 2012. Phillip Cooper was a veteran of the Army Air Corp in WW II and was proud to have served our Country. As a founding member of St. Bernard's of Clairvaux Catholic Church in East Dallas, he humbly served his Parish, sat on many Boards, participated as a Sunday Usher, and was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. Phillip was presented the Holy Trinity Medal of Honor in 1966 by Bishop Thomas K.Gorman of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Diocese. In 1975, Phillip received the Eddie McKevitt Award from the Serra Club of Metropolitan Dallas. Phillip worked for Ford for over 40 years, winning the prestigious Grand Master Award and one of the few men in the nation to win the Ford Century Club Award. This would have been the 71st anniversary with his loving wife Jeanne. They had many cherished moments traveling all 48 States & 5 Provinces of Canada in their beloved motor home. Family was always the most important and happiest part of his life and Phillip loved and cherished his wife, four sons Ron (wife Kathy), Phillip, Mike (wife Jean), Mark (wife Lynn); daughter Susan; grandchildren Heather, Nathan (Lynn), Clayton (Pamela), Mike (wife Rebecca), Chris, and Phillip; and four great-grandchildren Dominic, Jacob, Grayson and Magnolia Rose. Phillip will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and avid hunter and devoted Texas Ranger Fan! His humor, loyalty and unconditional love will remain in our hearts forever. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Monday at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 12/11/12 at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church. For more information visit: http://phillipcooper.remembered.com/ In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church in memory of Phillip James Cooper. St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, 1404 Old Gate Lane, Dallas, TX 75218 on behalf of: Phillip James Cooper
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 9, 2012