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James W. "Jim" Cooper(1915 - 2013)

James W. "Jim" Cooper, 97, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton, followed by a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery with military honors. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Jim was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Fort Worth. He served in World War II as a torpedo pilot assigned to the USS Yorktown. He retired as a Navy commander from the naval reserve in 1961 completing 20 years of military service. After his military service, Jim joined the FAA Air Traffic Control and retired as a traffic control supervisor in December 1974. He was an early member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton and actively worked to support the church's mission. Jim was a member of the Masonic Lodge and had received his 60-year pin. He was also a Shriner and a member of Moslah Temple. Survivors: Wife, Louise "Lala" Cluck Cooper of Granbury; daughters, Jean Cooper of Langley, Okla., Sue Ryan of White Bear Lake, Minn., Diane Ostermiller of Martinez, Calif., Donna Carnall of Granbury; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Published in Star-Telegram on July 28, 2013
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