A former longtime Baker resident and a native of Hackensack, New Jersey, he passed away at 8:57 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012 at his home in Baton Rouge. He was 86, a U.S. Army
Air Corp Veteran of World War II
, and retired from Gulf States Utilities with 37 years of service. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 5-7 p.m., and on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 8 a.m. until religious services in the chapel at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. Chris Kopp. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by wife, Lois E. Kopp; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and John Stafford; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Barbara Kopp, and Thomas and Lisa Kopp; a brother, Bill Kopp; 11 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, William Henry Kopp; and his mother, Eleanor Case Kopp. Pallbearers will be Greg Kopp, Jason Kopp, Robert Kopp, Tommy Kopp, Justin Stafford, and Thomas Kopp. Edward was a member of Christian Life Church. Please sign the online guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.