- June 22, 1942 - January 19, 2010
- Valdese, North Carolina
of Richard's Passing
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“Dear Edith, How sorry I was to hear of Richard's passing and I did not hear until too late to attend the funeral. Just the mention of yours and...Read More »
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“Edith & Johnnie, I want to take this opportunity to say I am very sorry about Richard. I just found out about it today when I was putting something...Read More »
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“Edith, Tracy & Scott.. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Richard. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you in this difficult time. May you...Read More »
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“Edith, We both worked with Richard for years at the Morganton Post Office. He was a wonderful man and we both admired him greatly. We know your...Read More »
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“Edith, We are so sorry for your lose and please know that our prayers are with you in these days ahead. Remember God will sustain. In Christ, ...Read More »
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“Scott, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anything I can do please let me no. God bless. Vivian
6 of 10 | Posted by: Vivian Kizer
“Dear Edith and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Richard from when I took care of...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Penny Helton
“Family, I am very sorry for your loss.
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May Gods love and mercy comfort you. We love you all and will miss Richard. Love and Prayers...Read More »
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“Edith and Tracy, My prays and thoughts are with you. May God stand by your side and Give you confront. Terry Brown
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Heritage Funeral Service
Richard Steve Cooper, 67, of High Peak Mountain Rd., Valdese, departed this life to his heavenly home on Tuesday January 19, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte following a brief illness.
Richard was born on June 22, 1942 in Burke County to the late John Cooper and Lillian Nichols Cooper. He was a United States Navy Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He was a retired Postman at the Morganton Post Office. He was also a member of Community Baptist Church of Drexel where he was a deacon and church treasurer.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Franklin Cooper of the home; his daughter, Tracy Cooper Chapman and husband Tracy of Morganton; his son, Scott Cooper and wife Lisa of Granite Falls; grandchildren, Halee Leger, Logan Chapman, Hunter Cooper, Parker Cooper; step-grandchildren, Taylor McQuary and Justin McQuary; one brother, Mike Cooper and wife Fran of Valdese; two sisters, Johnnie Cooper Brown of Hickory and Wanda Fisher of Valdese. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday January 21, 2010 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese. Officiating will be Rev. Roger Webb and Rev. Donald Willis. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Post 48 of Hickory.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00-2:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
Memorial gifts may be made to Community Baptist Church of Drexel, P.O. Box 1867 Drexel, NC 28619.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.
1507 E. Main Street Valdese, NC 28690
Tel. (828) 874-0411