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James E Cooper Sr.

August 1, 1928June 28, 2020

James E. Cooper, Sr., age 91 of Mullens, WV passed away on June 28, 2020 at Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation in Hinton, WV. Born on August 1, 1928 in Mullens, he was the son of the late James Clayton Cooper and Clemmie Aliff Cooper. He served in the Unites States Army and worked on the railroad for 43 years. James loved fishing and had a passion for browsing at Flea Markets.

James is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his wife, the love of his life, Ada Echols Cooper. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, James E. Cooper, Jr.; his daughters, Cheryl McAllister, Shelia Large and husband, Rick, and Donna Cooper. He adored his five grandchildren, Kelli, Kasey, Matt, Brett and Landon; and his three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Kate and Emerson.

In keeping with Dad’s wishes, he will be cremated. The family would like to express a special thanks to Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation for the care they provided their dad.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com. Blue Ridge Funeral home & Crematorium has the honor of serving the family.


  • In keeping with Dad's wishes, he will be cremated


James E Cooper Sr.

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Jadan Jennings

July 10, 2020

I am very sorry to hear about your dad. you have my thoughts and prayer. Jay

Jo (McGinnis) Humphrey

July 9, 2020

I remember Jim worked with my dad, also Jim, on the railroad. I remember your mom working at the store. It seems like only yesterday when we all lived there on Mullens Hill. You are all in my prayers. Treasure the memories.
Jo McGinnis Humphrey

Alyssa Lilly

June 30, 2020

I loved taking care of him! He told me I was his love of the nursing home! I'm going to miss him so much! He was an amazing person and I'm so happy I got to meet and take care of him! He will always hold special place in my heart!

Mary Ann Harmon

June 29, 2020

Extending my sympathy to Buck, Cheryl, Sheila and Donna including grandkids and great grandkids and additional family my prayers are with you in the b loss of your Dad

Mary Ann Boschain Harmon

Sara Ramey Pull

June 29, 2020

Dear Cousins,
I have so many fond memories of spending time at Uncle Jim and Aunt Ada's house in Mullens. They were such kind, gracious, and generous hosts for the many summers that I spent in West Virginia. They shared their love of the mountains and the people of the state with me, and for that I am especially grateful; for I will always love the beauty, and the beautiful people, of the state of West Virginia. I know that Uncle Jim has joined Aunt Ada, and my Mom and Dad, along with all the other family members of their generation in Paradise, where I can imagine he is singing like Johnny Cash once more. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your time of loss.
Love and prayers,
Sara Ramey Pull and Attila Pull