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Junior Earl Cooper, 86, the widower of Ireatha “Tillie” Folk Cooper, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. 
Mr. Cooper was born the son of Easmon Cooper and Beatrice Blakely Cooper on January 28, 1933 in Creedmoor, NC.  He was a retired employee of International Paper Company and was a member of the Quarter Century Club.  He was a United States Army Veteran.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Mr. Cooper lived his life like the servant David, a man after God’s own heart.  As David prayed so did he, “Show me your way, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior.” (Psalm 24:4-5)  Because of his passion for leading others to the cross, his ministry was influential in many churches including, Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church, Eastside Free Will Baptist of the Pentecostal Faith, Calvary Original Free Will Baptist, Maryville Pentecostal Holiness Church.  
Mr. Cooper was born the third of fourteen children:  Willie Mark Cooper (Lessie), Dorothy Mae Bryant (Jesse), Lee David Cooper (Lucille), Margie Lean Snowden (Kibler), Callie Rea Rogers (J.D.), Helen Faye Cribb (O.B.), Eldon “Bud” Cooper, Clyde O’Neal Cooper, Connie Bell Todd (Edward), Felton Cooper (Frances “Frankie”), Sammie Cooper (Frances “Frankie”), Betty Ann Shannon (William Earl); and Everett “PeeWee” Cooper (Janet).
He is survived by: four children, Lynette “Punkin” Cooper (Bobby), Loretta Stansel, Julie Goude (Steve) and Jody Cooper Bailey; six grandchildren, Wilson Goude Jr., David Goude (Gretchen), Dawn Ward (David), Shannon Miller (Jeremy), Cody Bailey, and Aundria Premo (Dominic); eleven great-grandchildren, Renee Barnhill (Tommy), Tristin Miller, Raven Stansel, Jordan Goude, Taylor Miller, Skylar Goude, Hayden Goude, Ryan Premo, Jacob Premo, Jamie Premo, Sammie Premo; and a great great-grandchild, Waylon Barnhill.   He is also survived by:  two sisters, Connie Bell Todd and Betty Ann Shannon; a brother, Everett Cooper; a sister-in-law, Lessie Cooper; and loved like a son and best friend, Ervin Goude.
He was predeceased by:  his parents; his wife; his siblings, Willie Mark Cooper, Dorothy Mae Bryant (Jesse), Lee David Cooper (Lucille); Margie Lean Snowden (Kibler), Callie Rea Rogers (J.D.), Helen Faye Cribb (O.B), Eldon Cooper, Clyde O’Neal Cooper, Felton Cooper (Frances), Sammie Cooper(Frances); a brother-in-law, Edward Todd; and a sister-in-law, Janet Cooper.
A Home Going Celebration will be 2PM, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Interment will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.   
The Cooper family will receive family and friends from 6-8PM, Wednesday evening, January 22, 2020 in the sanctuary of Rock PH Church 
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cooper family.


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