Donalds – William "Bill" R. Cooper, Sr., 82, of 6475 Highway 252, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Anmed Healthcare in Anderson.
Born in the Keowee Community of Abbeville County, he was the son of the late Gary and Blanche Bagwell Cooper. He was a member of the Honea Path Pentecostal Church where he was a deacon for over 25 years and a Sunday school teacher for many years. He attended Crossroads Fellowship Church. Bill retired as Manager of Mount Vernon's Plastics Department. He served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army as a Corporal with Company E, 2nd BN, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was a cattleman, raised birds, goats, and other animals as a hobby.
Surviving are his wife, Norma McKinney, of Westchester, OH; a daughter, Connie Finley and husband David of Piedmont; and two sons, Billy Cooper and wife Carmen of Broadway, NC and Rev. Paul Cooper and wife Delia of Donalds; one sister, Jean Davis of Donalds; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife of 48 years Catherine Bradshaw Cooper.
Funeral Services will be held at 3PM Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Crossroads Fellowship Church with Rev. Paul Cooper and Rev. Hayes Riddle officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2PM. Burial to follow in the Garden of Memories.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 PM at Crossroads Fellowship Church, 7832 Hwy 20, Honea Path. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Fellowship Church, Box 304, Honea Path, SC 29654. Online condolences may be made at www.parkerwhitepruitt.com
Minnie Catherine Bradshaw Cooper
Anna Jean Cooper Davis
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