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Richard "Dick" Cooper, age 73, of the Newdale Community, went to rejoice in Heaven on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Roy and Bertie Whitson Cooper. He was also preceded in death by his amazing son, who is already in Heaven to greet him, Tim Fox; sisters: Helen DiFerdinando, Beatrice Howington, Ann Dowden and Jeanette Laws and brothers: Jack, R.J., Ott and Jim Cooper. He was a faithful member of Double Island Baptist Church for 40 years. He enjoyed working outside.
Left to cherish his memories is his wife and the love of his life, Nelda Cooper; a very special daughter, Lisa Fox of Spruce Pine; wonderful daughter-in-law, Rhonda Fox of Crabtree; his one and only grandson and his best friend, Tucker Jones and his fiancé, Ashley Wyatt, of Crabtree; a precious sister, Sue Ray and husband, Stanley of Newdale and a brother, Gary Crosby and wife, Phyllis, of Burnsville. Sweet niece, Linda "Peaches" Laws Biddix and her family as well as several other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9th in Double Island Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Woody officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the services at the church.
The family would like to say a very special thank you to Jamie Shell and Cindy Nanny and the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for the wonderful care given to Dick and the family during this difficult time.