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Elbern Kenneth Cooper
January 4, 1927 - March 18, 2010
© Criswell Funeral Home
© Jo Aguirre


Services for Elbern Kenneth Cooper, 83, Ada, are 11 a.m. Monday at Morris Memorial Baptist Church, the Rev. Gary Jamar officiating. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery . Chickasaw Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery .

Mr. Cooper died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at a local nursing home. He was born Jan. 4, 1927, at Ada to Homer Franklin and Sophronia Alice Dew Cooper.

He attended Latta schools and graduated from Latta High School.

Mr. Cooper was employed with Swanson Heat and Air and later retired from Holcim Cement Plant. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. He worked with an Army Intelligence Unit in Panama and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. He was a longtime active member of Morris Memorial Baptist Church where he taught the Junior High Boys Sunday School Class.

He married Wilma Dean Cleghorn on Sept. 28, 1945.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Dean Cooper, of the home; a daughter, Rebecca Myers and husband Tommy, Ada; a son, Kenneth Cooper and wife Barbara, Richmond, Texas; four grandchildren, Amanda Hightower and husband Carl, Lauren Bucy and husband Jayson, Samantha Wilbanks and husband Coby, and Damon Eisler and wife Sarah; and two great-grandchildren, KerVon James and Ashlyn Bucy.

Bearers will be Tommy Myers, Wayne Cooper, Carl Hightower, Jayson Bucy, Ronny Mitchusson, and Danny James.

Honorary bearers will be Coby Wilbanks, Terry James, Gary Christopher, Ted Abney , Phil Shivers, A.L. Swanson, James Abbott, Efton Duyck, L.D. Scott, Mac McKee, Chris Flowers, Jackie Aday, Bill Osborne, and Holcim Cement employees.

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