Mr. Thurman's Story

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Mr. Thurman Elmer Cooper, Sr., age 70 of Yukon, WV passed away August 11, 2017 at his home. Born in Raysal, WV he was a son of the late Joe and Lucy Baker Cooper. Mr. Cooper retired from Joy Manufacturing in Bluefield, VA as a welder. He was a United States Army Veteran serving two tours in Vietnam. Mr. Cooper was of the Methodist faith and loved to fish at Berwind Lake in Berwind, WV, raising Beagles and listening to Bluegrass music. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Eleanor Cooper.
He is survived by two sons, Thurman Cooper, Jr. and his wife, Deanna of War, WV, and Benjamin Cooper and companion, Tina Kelly of Yukon, WV; four sisters, Shirley Woody of Yukon, WV, Ermel Boyce and husband, Sid of St. Albans, WV, Maxie Burch of Bluefield, WV, and Josie Woody and husband, Donald of Bartley, WV; four brothers, Sherman Cooper and wife, Lily of Stafford, VA, Ernie Cooper and wife, Dreama of Cucumber, WV, Jean Cooper and wife, Jennifer of War, WV, and Troy Cooper of Yukon, WV; grandchildren, Moranda McReynolds and husband, Travis of Princeton, WV, Amber Ward of Yukon, WV, Tyler Cooper and Jonathen Hatcher both of War, WV; Russell Kelly and girlfriend, Stephanie of Welch, WV, Brandon Kelly and Shawn Kelly both of Bluefield, WV, one great granddaughter, Brylee Endicott; special friends, Miles and Connie Hicks of Grassy Spur, VA.
Graveside services will be conducted at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Curtis Shrader officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Barns Beavers VFW Post #7136 of Tazewell, VA and the Virginia National Guard Honor Team of Gate City, VA. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 A.M. Tuesday, August, 15, 2017.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 P.M. Monday, August 14, 2017 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on August 12, 2017
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