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Gary L. Cooper

June 23, 1952 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 67)


  Gary Lee Cooper, 67 of Quincy passed away at 7:46 p.m. Saturday (August 31, 2019).

  Born June 23, 1952 in Quincy, Gary was the son of Vernon and Letha Hull Cooper.                                                           
  He graduated from Payson Seymour High School with the class of 1971 and is recognized as an outstanding athlete in his class and in the history of Seymour High, he especially excelled in basketball.  Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to the stock car dirt track races and watching women’s college basketball.  He helped at The Crossing Church doing many tasks. 

   Mr. Cooper was employed as a Machinist for Gardner Denver for 38 years. 

   Gary adored his two daughters and son and was proud to have cared and nurtured them from babies to the loving adults they are now.

  Survivors include two daughters Mary L. Getz (Dustin "Duck") of Warsaw, IL, Beth Cockerill (Brian) of Quincy; a son Gary M "Mike"Cooper of Quincy; four grandchildren Maddison, Mason, Maelee and Miles Cockerill.  Also surviving are three brothers Vernon Cooper (Nancy) of Canton, OH, Bob J. Cooper (Debbie) of Quincy, Kenneth Cooper of Quincy and a sister Doris Black of Quincy; and many nieces and nephews.

  Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in-law Charles Black and a grandchild Taylor Cooper.

  Funeral services will be held Monday morning (September 9, 2019) at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Payson New Cemetery.

  Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon (September 8, 2019) from 2:00 to 5:00 and Monday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

  Memorials may be made to Quincy Humane Society or to the Payson New Cemetery Association.

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September 8, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
1435 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Funeral Service
September 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
1435 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301

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