Zachary Aaron Cooper, born August 21, 1993 was recently declared deceased April 11th, 2009. Zac was built solid and loved to play sports like football, baseball, soccer, Tae Kwon Do, swimming, basketball, hockey, and especially riding his skateboard. He loved to wear his dark blond hair long, often covering his striking light blue eyes. He loved to goof around to entertain people, lighten any mood, and make others happy.

Zachary is survived by his parents Helena Walter and Dale Cooper; his stepfather Scott Walter, his sisters Jacqueline Walter, Kristen Cooper, and Madisen Walter and his brothers Joel Walter and Matt Cooper. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Don and Jakki Smith, Uncles Steve Cooper and Donald J. Smith, Aunt Nikki Smith, and several cousins.

A Celebration of Life ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Northside Baptist Church, 7415 NW CR 225, Starke, Florida 32091. A bereavement fellowship luncheon will be held at the family life center at the church immediately after the ceremony. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Zachary A. Cooper Memorial Youth Camp Fund in care of Northside Baptist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Cemeteries and Crematory. (352) 378-2528 Please sign his guestbook at

Funeral Home

Forest Meadows Funeral Home and Cemeteries
725 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32609
(800) 958-2528

Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2012