A Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10 A.M. followed by and 11 A.M. Mass at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at 120 W. Main St. Front Royal with the Rev. Jerome W. Fasano officiating. The burial will take place at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date.
Captain Cooper was born on October 26, 1947 in Richmond, Virginia to the late Les Melvin and Ann Powell Cooper. He was a veteran in the U.S. Coast Guard, teacher at Randolph Macon Academy and an Analyst for the Transportation Security Agency.
He left this world as a beloved husband to Debra Cooper; a beloved father to Andrew Cooper, Heather Stahl and Christopher Cooper; a beloved father in law to Elena (Jones) Cooper and David Stahl; a beloved grandfather to Callihan, Leah, William, Claire, Scott, Leo and Heidi; a beloved brother to Kent and Tom Cooper and a beloved brother in law to Christine Cooper, Diane Cooper, Charlene Knorr, Carole Glenn, Maria Imholt, Edward Baranaskas Jr., Stephen Baranaskas, Michael Baranaskas, Nancy Baranaskas.
Captain Cooper was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and a devout member at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Cooper, Chris Cooper, Dave Stahl, Tom Cooper, Bob Pennefather and Raleigh Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Thompson, Dick Fuller and Brian Conaway.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.