Kent Cooper
1944 - 2019
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COOPER, Kent KENT McKEAN COOPER was born in Glenside, PA on September 15, 1944 to Joseph Edgar and Virginia Alvine (Seifert) Cooper and died in Denton, TX on January 2, 2019. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 44 years, Kristin Brodsky Cooper. Kent is survived by his sister, Lynda Orlando (Sal); his two nephews, Jon Gray (Becky) and Christopher Gray (Heather); his three great-nephews Finnian, Desmond and Beau and his great-niece Marlowe. Also surviving are many loving cousins and his companion cat, Calvin. As his dad was career Army, Kent grew up and went to school in many places: Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan; Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; Charlottesville, VA; Ft. Meade, MD; Paris, France; and Ft. Sheridan, IL. He graduated from Highland Park High School in IL and then traveled to the University of Tulsa where he earned both BS and BM degrees in Aerospace Engineering. It was also at TU that Kent met his wife. After graduation, Kent went to work for Ling-Temco-Vought, Crescent Dallas, and then Dring Engineering, all in the Dallas area. In 1991 Kent and Tim Moore founded Cooper and Moore Engineering Corp, a commercial HVAC contractor serving the Dallas area. He really appreciated the sense of independence and empowerment that came from running his own company. Kent loved books almost above anything besides cars, airplanes and his family. The family would like to thank VNA Ann Haven's Hospice and Living Well Senior Care for the wonderful care given to their loved one. Services will be held at DeBerry Funeral Directors, on Wednesday January 9, 2019 with visitation at 9:30 and a service at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorial remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or the Denton Animal Support Foundation.




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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 6, 2019.
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July 12, 2020
What a great couple! They will be missed for their kind happiness they brought into this world. Paris is but a small memory compared to his friendship which will be forever everlasting.
Mickey Coe
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January 8, 2019
Brother and Sis sharing a moment in June 2016.
Dear Cousin, you are much loved and will be much missed...we will see you on the other side!
Juliette Wilson
Family
January 8, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will love you and miss you always. Thank you for all you were to me as a boss and a friend.
Debbie Smith
Friend
January 7, 2019
I can't think about Kent without putting his late wife along side. They were a twosome and loved sharing so many things. We met at a meeting in the early sixties and formed a friendship. More with Chris because Kent seemed to be working all of the time. He was a super guy and will be missed.
Barbara McCune
Friend
January 7, 2019
Thank You for being my friend. You will be missed.
Griff Griffin
Friend
January 6, 2019
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Bill DeBerry, Jr. & Andrew DeBerry
January 6, 2019
Kent was my first "first cousin", & I thought (when I was about 5 yrs. old), that he was truly wonderful, when I met him, where I was living on our family farm, with my mother, baby sister, & grandparents. I was a lonely little girl who seldom was around other children, at that time. And I still think he is truly wonderful, now that I am 78. I always loved & respected him, admired him, & regretted we didn't get to spend more time together. But in the time we did spend together, I found much we had in common, & so much to admire in him. Our closest connections were our family, & the Burnham/Cooper family farm, but there were others. I was always proud to have him as my cousin.
Leslie Pfeifer
Family
January 5, 2019
I have such wonderful memories of Kent and Kris. When I was taking care of my father in his last illness, and with the help of my sister Sarah, Kent and Kris took me to a Las Vegas type show with dancers and horses that really lifted my spirits. It was a special effort of kindness I will never forget. Kent had the knack of asking a penetrating question in our long discussions that made me really think. He was so well read and could discuss almost any subject. Kent was a very special person.
Susan Hervey
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