OBITUARY

Troy Lee Cooper

April 30, 1965July 1, 2018

Troy Lee Cooper, 53, of DeWitt, Michigan- our loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle passed away on July 1, 2018. He was born April 30, 1965 in Lansing, Michigan. Troy was preceded in death by his daughter, Renee Cooper; mother, Sue Carpenter; and brother, Jody Cooper.

Surviving are his loving wife of 24 years, Cyndi; daughters, Madeline and Grace; father, Alan Lee Cooper; step-mother, Sherri Cooper; brother, Todd (Ginger) Cooper; sisters, Traci (Skip) Harris , Jaime (Ken) Johnson, Amy Cooper; step-brother, John Manny; brother-in-law, Eric (Dana) Grill; sister-in-law, Sarah (Gregg) Boldman; and father/mother-in-law, Paul and Marsha Grill.

Troy served his country as a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon completion of his military service he worked in the Restaurant Management business where he met his wife Cyndi in 1989. He began his career at AT&T in 1996 and completed 22 years of dedicated service to the company as a cable technician. Troy was liked by all he met through life. He took ill in May 2018 and was in and out or the hospital until his final days in hospice.

Troy was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer and a very special member of his family and will never be forgotten. He loved taking anyone who would go fishing with him, especially his daughters, nieces and nephews. Uncle Troy was the kid’s favorite at family functions in and out of the family. He loved the holidays where he had all the kids around together. He gave his daughters, nieces and nephews special memories of him and how he made them feel special as he was fun to be around.

Celebration of the Funeral Service will be Monday July 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Catholic Community of St. Jude, 801 N. Bridge St., DeWitt, Michigan with visitation 1 hour prior. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday July 8, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to CCRESA in St. Johns, Michigan in memory of Troy and in honor of his daughter, Renee.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.grdewitt.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Josh Harris
  • David Johnson
  • Dalton Johnson
  • Denton Johnson
  • Blake Cooper
  • Anthony Cooper
  • Todd Cooper, Honorary
  • Eric Grill, Honorary
  • Gregg Boldman, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Clinton County RESA

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

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SHERRI COOPER

July 12, 2018

I am known as Troy's step mother but Troy always called me "Mom." I met this amazing person when he was just 7 yrs old. He lived with us for a couple of years when he was a teenager. We were as close as a son and mom could be. He loved his family with all his heart and we all loved him. He was the first person to volunteer his time no matter what the case was. He was a very special man that took a piece of our hearts with him the day God took him from us.
I have many memories but the one that keeps coming to mind is the time Troy had his brother Todd, his dad, Lee and me laughing so hard we couldn't breathe. We owned a motor home with a VERY small bathroom where Todd and I tried to get away from him so we could catch our breath. It didn't work. He was the life of the party no matter where he was and I know he has his precious daughter, Renee laughing hard up in heaven.
We will all see you again Troy and laugh again until we can't catch our breath. We love you more then you will ever know son.

Linda Boosey (Cooper)

July 8, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Troy was my cousin and I have many fond memories of Christmas Eve's and family get togethers with him at our Grandma Cooper's house when were young. Troy, Todd and Uncle Lee often went fishing with my dad, Gary. Please know that your family will be in my prayers.
God Bless,
Linda Boosey (Cooper)

Anthony Cooper

July 8, 2018

I never knew my uncle like the rest of my family did. For the time I did know him was cherishing moments. After my dad passed we began to grow on one another. We would call and text each other almost every day just to see how each other was doing. He called all his nicecs and nephews his sons and daughters. We laughed together and cried together. The one thing he always did was to make sure he said each time you talked with him was how much he cared and loved you unconditionally. He was the greatest and most humble man I knew. I will forever cherish the time and words spoken between us. I love you my dearest uncle! The pain and suffering is gone! You are free!

Paul Grill

July 4, 2018

Cyndi would say to me how much Troy looked up to me. I can tell you I don't feel like I did enough to help Troy. Inside his heart was a wonderful and caring person and this was reflected in the outpouring support we have seen over the past few weeks. So now we faithfully rejoice in Troy's reward in meeting his savior and rejoining his daughter, Mother, Brother in heaven. As my son in law, I look up to him and say God Bless you my son.

Cyndi Cooper

July 4, 2018

My husband had a heart of gold! Anyone who knew him knew that! He told us girls daily how we were his world! He always made us feel so safe and catered to us like princesses. He would make us breakfast in bed often and help us all get ready for our day during the school year. He was very thoughtful like that. He cared so much about everyone he knew. We would talk about family daily. He was a big kid at heart and loved being with his daughters and all of his nieces and nephews. Losing our oldest daughter at home was very traumatizing for us . He lost his way and struggled daily. He was a beautiful man inside and out. He was my best friend. He was my heart❤️

Sarah Boldman

July 4, 2018

I have a lot of memories as he has been in our family for SO LONG. From his taco salads and yummy omelettes he made when we were on our yearly vacations, to countless games of Euchre (prompted by my husband of course), to snuggling all of my babies, to him pulling me aside at my brother's reception excitedly telling me about Cyndi having her 3rd baby, to taking my kids fishing, to burying dollars in his yard for my son to find and keep, and truly, his super sensitive soul. My last long conversation with him was a really good one. He called me on the phone a couple of months ago and told me how much he loved Cyndi and wanted to do something special for her - a trip or an apple watch - he couldn't decide. He ended up getting her the watch, and really just wanted to impress upon me how much he cared about her. He wasn't perfect but none of us are but he loved deeply and missed Renee. It is comforting to know he is reunited with her.

Chris Waldofsky

July 3, 2018

I can't share just one memory because I have many. Some from as far back as when I used to babysit Jamie and Jody. My main memory though had to be his smile and sense of humor. More than once he made me laugh till I cried. Heaven received a special angel and boy what a family reunion it must have been. Love you Troy

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Troy Lee Cooper, 53, of DeWitt, Michigan passed away on July 1, 2018. He was born April 30, 1965 in Lansing, Michigan to Alan and Sue Cooper.
Troy proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon completion of his military service he worked in the restaurant management business where he met his wife Cyndi in 1989. He began his career at AT&T in 1996 and completed 22 years of dedicated service to the company as a cable technician.
Troy was liked by all he met through life. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer and a very special member of his family. He loved taking anyone who would go fishing with him, especially his daughters, nieces and nephews.
Uncle Troy was the kids' favorite at family functions. He loved the holidays where he had all the kids around together. He gave his daughters, nieces and nephews special memories of him and how he made them feel special as he was fun to be around. Troy took ill in May 2018 and was in and out or the hospital until his final days in hospice.
Troy was preceded in death by his daughter, Renee Cooper; mother, Sue Carpenter; and brother, Jody Cooper. Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 24 years, Cyndi; daughters, Madeline and Grace; father, Alan Lee Cooper; step-mother, Sherri Cooper; brother, Todd (Ginger) Cooper; sisters, Traci (Skip) Harris , Jaime (Ken) Johnson, Amy Cooper; step-brother, John Manny; brother-in-law, Eric (Dana) Grill; sister-in-law, Sarah (Gregg) Boldman; and in-laws, Paul and Marsha Grill.
Troy will be greatly missed by family and friends.