Thomas James Cooper

Thomas James Cooper, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, September 9, 2012.   T.J. was born on August 21, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas.  He graduated from Kenedy High School in 1949 and was married to Dorothy Ellen Hammett in January 1955. After 30 years of work in San Antonio, Victoria and numerous cities in Oklahoma, he retired from SWBT in 1986. He
served in the US Marine Corp and was a Purple Heart recipient and veteran ofthe Korean War.  He was a 50+ year member of Masonic Lodge #61 in Mangum, OK and Kenedy, Texas VFW.

T.J. is preceded in death by his parents Perry Cooper, Sr. and Beatrice McAda Cooper, his brother Perry Cooper, Jr., and son in law Joseph Edwin Bell. He is survived by wife, Dorothy,son Thomas John Cooper, daughter Terri Cooper Bell, grandchildren Thomas Jeffrey Cooper and wife Katelin, Natalie Reese Bell and Jaclyn Ryann Bell, and great grandson Thomas James Cooper.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

A graveside Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Kenedy Cemetery.