Gene Cooper

  • "Michelle. We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you..."
  • "Truly sorry for your loss. Gene will always be remembered..."
    - Stephanie Wistrom
  • "Dear Michelle, My sincerest condolences on your loss."
    - Steve Haleo
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    - Donna Goodson Shealy
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Gene Cooper


Robert Gene Cooper, 64, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Simpsonville, SC on October 9, 1949, he was the son of the late Johnny and Grace Cooper.

Gene retired after forty years in the electrical and construction field. He always said he could fix anything but the crack of dawn or a broken heart. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Gene was a lifetime member of the Auburn Alumni Association, Treasurer of the Palmetto Auburn Club, and a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Michelle Cooper, he is survived by three daughters: Ashely Cooper of Simpsonville, Meredith and Madeline Reeves of Greer; two sons: Robert Jason Cooper and wife Alicia of Greer, and John Cooper of Greer; four grandchildren; Brent Cooper, Hunter and Hannah Hall of Greer, and Brantley Truitt of Simpsonville; and a sister, Elaine Duvall of Simpsonville.

A Vigil will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Graceland East Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palmetto Auburn Club Scholarship Fund, Auburn University Foundation, P. O. Box 353, Mauldin, SC 29662.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast.

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Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Southeast Chapel
1604 Ne Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600
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Published in The Greenville News on May 20, 2014
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