Obituary

Gary Cooper

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RED SPRINGS — Gary Cooper, 70, passed away at his home on May 15, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Mount Zion Pentecostal Fire Baptist Holiness Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Andrew Smith, the Rev. Jimmy Powers, and the Rev. Chris Cummings will officiate the services.

Gary was a son of the late Henry Harrison Cooper and Inez Locklear Cooper born on Aug. 5, 1944. He retired from Cooper Septic Tank Service after many years of dedicated service. He attended the Mount Zion Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church and faithfully paid his tithes to the Lord.

Gary loved to work, enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling to the mountains and was a NASCAR fan of Jimmy Johnson. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Michelle Locklear and brother Hilton Cooper.

Gary leaves to cherish his memory his wife Janet C. Cooper of the home, his sons Henry A. "PaPa" Cooper, Gary "Keith" Cooper, David Cooper, and Brian Cooper all of Laurinburg, Preston Dewayne Cooper of the home, and Raymond Clark, daughters, Connie Ann Cooper of Maxton, Shannon Locklear of Laurinburg, Jessica Cooper of Pembroke, and Sequoyah Lynn Cooper of the home, brothers Woodrow Cooper (Floscine) of Red Springs, Robert Cooker (Vickie) of St. Paul, Henry Thomas Cooper (Teresa) of Red Springs, James R. Cooper of Laurinburg, Henry Cooper, Jr. (Janice) of Red Springs, sisters Gladys James (Bobby) of Red Springs, Geneva Hill (David "DC") of Aberdeen, Lucille Brayboy (Ronnie) of Maxton, 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday at the Mount Zion Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church, Hwy 72 West, Pembroke, NC.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.


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Richard Boles Funeral Service
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 291-0066
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from May 15 to May 16, 2015