Gary Lee Cooper

March 16, 1936June 23, 2018

Gary Lee Cooper, age 82 of Albion, passed away on June 23, 2018. He was born March 16, 1936 in Albion, MI, to Lennis Cooper and Lottie Mae (Houck) Cooper. He married Pat Odell on Dec. 31, 1960 and she preceded him in death.

Gary proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Decker Manufacturing where he worked for many years. He enjoyed ham radios, sports; from football, Baseball, Racing and Basketball, flea marketing and spending time at the casino. Gary is survived by his grandchildren, Jamey Cooper and Natosha (Dave) Friesorger ; great grandchildren Reid Andrews and Jordan Huff; brother Harry (Faith) Kyser and sister Noreen Moore. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Doug Cooper; brothers Richard Globensky, Donnie Adams, Raymond McCullough, Allen Verchereau and Lennis Cooper Jr. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, June 29 at 10:00 am at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI until time of service at 12:00pm at the funeral home with Pastor Al Henson officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, MI.

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  • Visitation Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 29, 2018

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Jim Collins

June 28, 2018

Gary was more than a long time friend.He was like a second father to me.When I needed advice ,when I was younger,i would always ask Gary.We did many things together throughout our lives.I enjoyed each and every moment with Gary.He got me into radios when I was young.When I moved to California in the early 80`s I could not wait for the skip to roll in from Michigan so I could hear Gary`s voice coming across my radio.Gary played a huge role in my life.He helped me through hard times.I can say there will be only one DADDY COOP.I love you Gary with all my heart.Your memory will live on in my heart.I will always cherish the great times we had.I will miss you severely.Thank you for being a big part of my life DADDY COOP.

Natosha Friesorger

June 28, 2018

I am honored to be this man's granddaughter. For as long as I can remember he was always there for anyone that needed help. His generosity could never be matched. My heart and soul are broken and will never be the same. Love you, Gramps! May you rest in peace!