BARTONVILLE - B.D. Cooper, 74, of Bartonville passed away and was called home by the Lord at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
B.D. was born in Jamestown, Tenn., on April 6, 1940, the son of Casto and Roxie Cooper. He married Jo Linda Fitzpatrick on Jan. 26, 1962. She survives.
He is also survived by his children, Sherry Doran of Peoria, Sandra (Barry) Burton of Trivoli and Brian (Karen) Cooper of Washington; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Cooper and Danny Cooper of Bartonville; and two sisters, Hallie Duvall of Clarksville, Ohio, and Sue Huff of Jamestown, Tenn.
B.D. was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James and Randy Cooper.
B.D. worked at Rohn Manufacturing Company for 33 years, retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed many years fishing, especially in Kentucky, and storytelling of the "good old days."
He was baptized at Northwoods Community Church on Aug. 25, 2013, alongside his son and his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a time to celebrate his life will be held at American Legion Post 979, 4501 Airport Road, in Bartonville on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to
Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services of Central Illinois is in charge of arrangements, and notes of condolences may be sent using www.peoriafuneral.com.
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