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Richard Edwards Cooper, age 86, of San Antonio passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. He was a 4th generation San Antonian and graduated from Alamo Heights High School. At age 17 Richard volunteered to serve in the Marines but was told he could finish high school, a month later he turned 18 and was called to duty for WWII. He was later received by mail his high school diploma after the war ended. Richard then studied at Texas A&M where he graduated with a BS in animal husbandry. After his graduation he was called back to serve with the Marines in Korea and received the Purple Heart. Richard worked for the next 35 years with Swift & Company as a Sales Manager. His hobby and passion besides his family was ranching. Richard was a lifelong member of the San Antonio Live Stock Expo and a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Cooper, Jr. and Alice Edwards Cooper; daughter, Carolyn Cooper Earwood and sister, Mary Adams. Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane Cooper; daughter, Elizabeth Davis; four granddaughters, Madeline and Brett Fetterly, Emily and Carl Whitworth, Meridith Earwood and Libbye Davis; two brothers, John and George Cooper; two sisters, Micheline Laman and Cynthia McCloskey; special friend and care giver, Nancy Salazar and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation without the family present will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Porter Loring on McCullough.
OCTOBER 4, 2013
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPALCHURCH
11 ST. LUKE'S LANE
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 11 St. Luke Lane, San Antonio, TX 78209 or St. John's Episcopal Church, 404 NE Poplar, Sonora, TX, 76950
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Published in Express-News from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2013