Earle W. Cooper
Earle W. Cooper
  • June 25, 1936 - January 13, 2017
  • Bloomington, Indiana

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Earle W. Cooper, 80, of Bloomington died Friday, January 13, 2017 in Stonecroft Health Campus. He was born June 25, 1936 in Buddha to Stanley Erwin Cooper and Audrey Laverne Whitted Cooper. He was a retired home builder.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Cooper of Judah and Anthony Cooper of Indianapolis; a daughter, Christina Cooper of Bloomington; two brothers, Erwin Cooper and Michael (Galena) Jones; a niece who was his care giver, Valarie Humphrey; one grandson; his former wife, Cathy Cooper; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; his step father and mother, Hugh and Audrey Jones; two sons, Greg Cooper and Barry Neal Cooper who died in infancy; a daughter, Kelli Sue Cooper; a sister-in-law, Rachel Cooper; and his first wife Susie Cooper.

Earle graduated from Bloomington High School in 1954 and then enlisted in the U. S. Navy, upon his discharge he went to work at Sarkes Tarzian before starting a dry walling company and eventually his home building career. As a home builder he developed many sub-divisions around the Bloomington area including Gentry Estates, Gentry Honours, Peppergrass, Kelli Heights, Black Oak and Shilo Estates.

Memberships include Highland Village Church of Christ, the American Legion Burton Woolery Post # 18, Monroe County Home Builders Association and the Foyt Group. He loved sky diving, scuba diving, attending Bloomington Speedway where he raced stock cars in the 70's and watching NASCAR and rooting for Tony Stewart.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., with Pastor Mikael Dodge officiating; Entombment will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens with Military Honors offered by the Monroe County Honor Guard. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Legion, Burton Woolery Post # 18, 1800 W Third St., Bloomington, IN 47404.