Elmer Lawrence Cooper
Elmer Lawrence Cooper was born March 20, 1931, in Owasso, Okla., to Charley Cleveland and Ruth Edna Worley Cooper. He died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 88 years.
Elmer was reared and educated in Owasso and graduated with the Owasso High School Class of 1949. He was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the Unites States Air Force. He later attended the University of Tulsa. He was married July 22, 1955, in Sperry, Okla., to Peggy Joyce Hixson. Elmer was a longtime faithful member of the Collinsville Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes including woodworking, but he especially enjoyed restoring and working on tractors. Like most grandparents, he was very fond of his role of Pa Pa. Those he leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include: His wife of over 64 years; Peggy, of the home; children, Clayton Cooper and wife Terri, of Collinsville, Okla., Brian Cooper and wife Lisa, of Oologah, Okla., Craig Cooper and wife Cathey, of Oologah, Okla. and Brent Cooper and wife Dora, of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; sister, Belinda McNeill, of Oklahoma City; and his beloved dog, Bruce
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Eldon Cooper
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the Collinsville Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Adam Yandell and Pastor James Brown officiating. Serving as casket bearers were Chris Cooper, Cory Cooper, Marty Cooper, April Cooper, Kelsey Cooper, and Darrin Braggs. Honorary casket bearers will be Mark Hixson, Phaedra Roper, Bob Coppedge, Ed Higgins, Mike Thompson, and Bruce. Committal service and interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Owasso.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Folds of Honor Foundation, Department #13, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74182, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.