Gary Cooper

April 1, 2019

Gary Wade Cooper, 73, of Ooltewah, Tenn., died on Monday, April 1, 2019.  Mr. Cooper was of the Baptist faith.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. Cooper and Clovella Lee Griffin Cooper; brother Bob Cooper; sister Judy Walker; grandson Justin Michael Simpson; and great-grandson John Luke Petty.


Surviving include his wife of 53 years, Carolyn Cooper; daughter, Carolyn A. Simpson (R.J. Kitkowski), of Enterprise, Ala.; son Robert (Beverly) Cooper of Harrison, Tenn.; son James (Kimberly) Cooper of Rising Fawn; son Christopher (Brooke) Cooper of Jasper, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Ronald (Mildred) Cooper of Chattanooga; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 


Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Rev. Hoyt Williams and Rev. Gary Bone officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery, New Hope, Tenn.


The family will receive friends 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday and noon-2 p.m. on Thursday at Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, Ga.


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