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Oscar William “Bill” Cooper

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Oscar William “Bill” Cooper

Birth
Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA
Death
12 Jun 2005 (aged 77)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Plain City, Madison County, Ohio, USA Add to Map
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OSCAR WILLIAM "Bill" COOPER
Oscar William "Bill" Cooper, 77, of Plain City died Sunday, June 12,
2005, in Columbus at the West Park Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Salyersville, Ky., he retired as an engineer from
Buckeye Continental Insurance and was very active in local community
organizations, freely giving his time and talents to masonic, veteran
and numerous other civic activities.
He was a Korean War Army Veteran serving from 1951-1953 and was an
active member of the VFW Darby Post #3268 and American Legion Post 248
of Plain City.
He was a past master and long time treasurer of the Urania Lodge # 311
F& AM of Plain City, 32nd Degree Mason of the Accepted Scottish Rite,
Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Aladdin Temple Audio Unit
treasurer and Ambassador Club, Jesters, El Hajj. AAONMS, Honorary Member
of the Kentucky Colonels, and he received the Meritorious Service Award
from the Scottish Rite and Aladdin Temple, Worthington Shrine Club,
Union County Shrine Club and various local clubs, OES Elizabeth Chapter
#56 and Rebekah Lodge #132, Plain City, Loyal Order of the Moose,
Hilliard and the Plain City Polar Bear Club
In 1994 he received the Golden Achievement Award for Communication for
the time he spent reading for the Central Ohio Reading Radio (Voice
Care) Service for the visibly impaired.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Noah & Stella (Elam) Cooper;
wife, Hazel Eileen Hyland Cooper in 1994; two infant brothers, Charlie
and Ollie; and step-son, Larry Ring.
Survivors include a loving companion, Betty Kessler and family, Susan
(Carl) Wells, Kim (Mark) Spangler, Chelsea, Caitlain and JJ;
step-daughter-in-law, Marie Ring of Plain City; step-grandchildren,
Melissa (Randy) May of Amlin, Melinda (Jon) Hollingsworth of Powell,
Randy (Tammy) Ring of Dublin; step-great-grandchildren, Makayla and
Skylar May, Ethan and Grant Hollingsworth and Evan and Keaton Ring; a
brother, Thomas Eddie (Arleen Giordano) Cooper of Berkley, Calif.; a
sister, Mary Opal (Melville) Wallace of Wilmington; brother-in-law:
George E. Hyland of Plain City; and several nieces and nephews and very
special friend Laurel Geiss.
Family will receive friends 4 ? 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson Funeral Home,
202 E. Main Street, Plain City, with Masonic Services at 7:30 PM.
Memorial Graveside Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Grove
Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Voice Care, C/O Sandy Turner, 2955 W. Broad Street,
Columbus Ohio 43204.


OSCAR WILLIAM "Bill" COOPER
Oscar William "Bill" Cooper, 77, of Plain City died Sunday, June 12,
2005, in Columbus at the West Park Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Salyersville, Ky., he retired as an engineer from
Buckeye Continental Insurance and was very active in local community
organizations, freely giving his time and talents to masonic, veteran
and numerous other civic activities.
He was a Korean War Army Veteran serving from 1951-1953 and was an
active member of the VFW Darby Post #3268 and American Legion Post 248
of Plain City.
He was a past master and long time treasurer of the Urania Lodge # 311
F& AM of Plain City, 32nd Degree Mason of the Accepted Scottish Rite,
Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Aladdin Temple Audio Unit
treasurer and Ambassador Club, Jesters, El Hajj. AAONMS, Honorary Member
of the Kentucky Colonels, and he received the Meritorious Service Award
from the Scottish Rite and Aladdin Temple, Worthington Shrine Club,
Union County Shrine Club and various local clubs, OES Elizabeth Chapter
#56 and Rebekah Lodge #132, Plain City, Loyal Order of the Moose,
Hilliard and the Plain City Polar Bear Club
In 1994 he received the Golden Achievement Award for Communication for
the time he spent reading for the Central Ohio Reading Radio (Voice
Care) Service for the visibly impaired.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Noah & Stella (Elam) Cooper;
wife, Hazel Eileen Hyland Cooper in 1994; two infant brothers, Charlie
and Ollie; and step-son, Larry Ring.
Survivors include a loving companion, Betty Kessler and family, Susan
(Carl) Wells, Kim (Mark) Spangler, Chelsea, Caitlain and JJ;
step-daughter-in-law, Marie Ring of Plain City; step-grandchildren,
Melissa (Randy) May of Amlin, Melinda (Jon) Hollingsworth of Powell,
Randy (Tammy) Ring of Dublin; step-great-grandchildren, Makayla and
Skylar May, Ethan and Grant Hollingsworth and Evan and Keaton Ring; a
brother, Thomas Eddie (Arleen Giordano) Cooper of Berkley, Calif.; a
sister, Mary Opal (Melville) Wallace of Wilmington; brother-in-law:
George E. Hyland of Plain City; and several nieces and nephews and very
special friend Laurel Geiss.
Family will receive friends 4 ? 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson Funeral Home,
202 E. Main Street, Plain City, with Masonic Services at 7:30 PM.
Memorial Graveside Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Grove
Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Voice Care, C/O Sandy Turner, 2955 W. Broad Street,
Columbus Ohio 43204.



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