Birthplace: Fentress County, Tenn.
City of Residence: Hambden Township, OH
Memorial Date: 11/11/2012 - 8 p.m.
Memorial Location: Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon.
Roy C. Cooper Sr., of Hambden Township, died Nov. 7, 2012, at his residence. He was 81.
Born March 15, 1931, in Fentress County, Tenn., Roy was a longtime area resident.
A retired steel worker from Coe Manufacturing, he married Lois Smith on Sept. 3, 1957.
Roy served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2261 in Chardon.
He enjoyed gardening and caring for his apple orchard.
Roy is survived by his wife, Lois (nee Smith) Cooper of Hambden; daughters, Betty Sue (Ron) Sustae of Wickliffe and Rebecca Jane (Michael) Powell of Chardon; son, Roy C. (Jennifer) Cooper of Leroy Township; grandchildren, Rebecca (Bernard) Brunsdon, Samantha, Morgan and Sydney Powell, and Josephine Cooper; sisters, Lois Wilson and Judith Owens, both of Tennessee; and brother, Bud Cooper of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Leeva (nee Turner) Cooper; and siblings Joyce Taylor, Daisy Meadows, J.T., Nelson Jr, and Jerry Cooper.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon. Visitation is 5:30-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Private family burial will take place.
Donations suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.
Arrangements by The Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Information and on-line condolences at www.burrservice.com.