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Richard A. Cooper

December 1, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Richard Amos Cooper, 93, of Parkersburg, passed away on Nov. 29, 2012, at Parkersburg Care and Rehab Center.

He was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Goldvein, Va., a son of the late Lazarus and Lucy E. Mason Cooper. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II in the Pacific as a military policeman. Upon returning to the states, he served as guard to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He retired from Keene Corp., and was a member of Grace Gospel Church.

He is survived by a son, Richard L. (Patricia) Cooper of Parkersburg; three daughters, Shirley (Butch) Pritsch and Sylvia Fury, both of Parkersburg, and Brenda (Ken) Thurston of Ohio; two sisters, Lucille Stribling and Becky Seay, both of Virginia; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Weaver Cooper; five sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery, with full military rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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