Mr. John Samuel Cooper, Sr.
- June 11, 1918 - September 26, 2012
- Varina, Virginia
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“I JUST WANTED THE FAMILY TO KNOW , THEY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AT THIS TIME. THEY WERE TRUELY BLESSED TO HAVE HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL HUSBAND...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: SUSAN WENDEL DISSE - POWHATAN, ID
“My high school experience would have been completely different if it hadn't been for the generosity of you and your family, Betty. I can't count the...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Maribeth Powers Pettigrew - VA
“I will never forget how your Dad took care of your Mom when she was in rehab with my Mother. He was a very special person and I know you, your Mom...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sandy McCoy - Varina, VA - Friend
“Your father had a long and wonderful life. He was such a wonderful neighbor to my Aunt Marie and she spoke of what a help he was to her over the...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Brenda Allen Reid - Chester, VA
“Betty, may the Lord you and your family in his hands during this difficult time. May his life be celebrated as he is now with his Father.
5 of 6 | Posted by: Liz Catlett - Dunwoody, GA
“God bless you Betty and family. Wonderful that your father was able to enjoy 62 years of marriage and grandkids. He was a blessed man indeed, now...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Patsy Gardner Butler - Sandston, VA
Cooper, Sr. John Samuel, 94, of Varina died Wednesday, September 26, 2012. He is preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Cooper and sister-in-law, Frances Cooper. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Stoneman Cooper; daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Anderson (Ross); son, John Cooper, Jr.; grandchildren, Susannah and Audrey Anderson and Laura Cooper. Mr. Cooper was the founder and owner of Cooper's Marine, Inc., and was a pioneer in power boat racing for many years. He enjoyed boating with family and friends, and was a member of the VA Power Boat Association. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM, Monday, October 1, 2012 at Nelsen Funeral Home 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond VA 23231. His funeral service will be 11:00AM, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Varina Episcopal Church, 2385 Mill Road, 23231. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Varina Episcopal Church.