OBITUARY

Kenneth Eugene Cooper

July 27, 1936November 18, 2021
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Kenneth Eugene “Gene” Cooper Sr., are 85, peacefully entered into his heavenly home Thursday, November 18, 2021 after a brief illness. Mr. Cooper was born in Worthington, Kentucky, on July 27, 1936, the son of the late Simuel and Gracie Hamm Cooper. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ovie, Ernest, James, and Lloyd Cooper; and sister, Evelyn J. Callihan.

After graduating from Raceland – Worthington High School (Kentucky), Kenneth served his country honorably in the United States Army. He married in 1963 and became a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Cooper was owner/operator of C.C. Motors (Florida) prior to his retirement, and was an active member of Grace Community Church of the Nazarene. He was a founding member of the Central Florida Street Rodders Association. He was a lifelong Big Blue Fan, rooting for UK basketball. Kenneth enjoyed gospel music and going fishing in his spare time. He love people and never met a stranger. His sense of humor filled any room with laughter and he was the connector for his extended family. He treasured time spent with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish his many memory are his loving wife of 59 years, Penny; daughter, Susan; son, Kenneth E. Cooper Jr. (Kimberly); and two grandchildren, Jenna Grace Cooper and Emma Faith. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousin, Don.

The family will receive friend Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral service to honor his life will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Peacock officiating. Burial with military honors will follow the service in Chapel Park Cemetery.

The family request that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Edo Miller and Sons is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the register book and leave condolences for the family at www.edomillerandsons.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Josh and Melissa Pipes

November 24, 2021

Josh and I are so very sorry for your loss. We will sincerely miss Ken coming to the shop to just hang out and talk. He always amazed me with all he did for people, even at his age, he was spry and always ready to lend a hand. Josh enjoyed having Ken tell his many stories while he worked. Josh met Ken way back in 2003 and helped him take care of not only his cars but, his family’s cars, as well. Josh and I both cherish our memories of Ken and all the laughs we shared. We will continue to pray for your family and friends. If there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to call. May God be with you.

Donald Blankenship

November 23, 2021

I would like to express my condolences to Kenneth Eugene’s wife Penny and his family.
I am so sorry for your loss knowing what a big part Gene played in your life.
I would also like to say I am so thankful and proud that I can be called a relative of Gene’s.
It means so much to me that we were put on this earth 85 years ago and had the opportunity of growing up together and being the best of friends all of these years.
I never met a more honest, friendly, generous and good - natured person in my life than (as you may know him by) Cooper, Kenneth, Ken, Gene or Geno.
I like all of you know Geno will be greatly missed by all of us and any one that has known him.
Donald Blankenship

Shawn Balkaran

November 23, 2021

Gene Cooper was one of a few gentlemen that welcomed me and my family to the Nazarene church in Kissimmee back in 1990. He would be greatly missed. Such a blessing to have known him and to experience his gentle friendship. Our prayers are with Mrs.Penny Cooper and the entire family.

Carolyn Calahan

November 21, 2021

Geno, my loving ,sweet tenderhearted and definately my favorite Uncle. So many times you made me smile. Remembering how funny you and Dad were when you were together. You always made me feel like you loved me and I loved you so much. I can imagine the celebration the Coopers in heaven are having right now!!! I will miss you so much... So sorry to Penny and family, I love you guys and you will be in my prayers..

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