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David Emmett Cooper

January 25, 1945 August 2, 2019
David Emmett Cooper
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David Emmett Cooper, 74, a resident of Montrose, passed from this life Friday, August 2, 2019, at home surrounded by family and under the care of West Virginia Hospice.

David was born Thursday, January 25, 1945, in Valley Bend, Homestead, a son of the late Emmett Ancil Cooper and Marjorie Irene Newlon Cooper. On February 11, 1966, in Parsons, he married the former Virginia “Jenny” Morral who survives. They had celebrated fifty-three years of marriage.

Also left to cherish his memory is one son, Jeffrey Dean Cooper and wife, Marsha, one sister, Janet King and husband, Wayne, of Cape Coral, FL, five grandchildren, Cody Dean Cooper of Montrose, Chance David Poland of Elkins, Cassie Chase Poland of Fairmont, Paige Elizabeth Cooper of Montrose, and Storm Chandler Poland of Elkins, two great-grandchildren, Aubree Capri Poland and Colt David Poland, both of Elkins.

Preceding David in death besides his parents was one daughter, Julie Ann Cooper, two sisters, “JoAnn” Louk and Christine Cooper, and two brothers, Edward Cooper, and Gary A. Cooper.

David was a graduate of Beverly High School and had served with the United States Navy for six years and with the Naval Reserves for an additional two years. He graduated from Heating and Air Conditioning School in Norfolk, VA as a master Frigidaire Technician. He was a “Jack of All Trades”, having worked as an electrician in the mines for fifteen years, maintenance superintendent at Bruce Hardwood and Armstrong for eleven years retiring from Armstrong World in 2007. He was a licensed Master Electrician in West Virginia.
David enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and building homes for his children and grandchildren. He repaired automobiles for family and friends. He collected old tractors to restore and rebuild, and he would lend his skills to help anyone who needed help repairing equipment, appliances, and electrical wiring of homes. He enjoyed his grandchildren and took great pride in his family. He will be sadly missed from the many who loved him. David was a Baptist by faith.

David’s request for cremation will be honored and a Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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