OBITUARY

Jerry Wayne Cooper

July 12, 1935June 10, 2019
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Services celebrating the life of Jerry Wayne Cooper, 83, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Oil City United Pentecostal Church, 701 Hwy 1, with Pastor Kent Rhoades officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oil City United Pentecostal Church. Jerry was born July 12. 1935 in Hanna, LA to Henry Wayne and Christelle Cooper. He died Monday, June 10, 2019. He graduated from Coushatta High School and attended DeVry Electronics School in Chicago. In 1956 he married Janis Barfield Cooper. He was the owner of Cooper's TV & Appliance in Shreveport and Coushatta. He later retired for the last time from Aeropress Propane.

Jerry was a member of Abundant Life Center in Coushatta and served on the board for 28 years. Upon moving to Blanchard in 2015, he and Janis found a church home at United Pentecostal Church of Oil City. During his fight with Parkinson's Disease and dementia he lost many memories and physical abilities but the one thing he never forgot was how to praise and pray to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many times he could be heard throughout the halls of Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home having his own private worship meeting with the Lord. He was quite a testimony to God's love and made sure to bring up his family with that same passion.

Travelling and spending time with "Jan" were very important to him. Often they would leave town with no map or destination in mind. They would just hit the road and go wherever the road led, with stops along the way. He had a wonderful sense of humor and kept that until the very end. When he could no longer talk, he made faces. He loved spending time with his family, especially all the "grands." And he was loved by them in return. Family weekend at Lake Bistineau are some of the best memories his family will hold. He could cook the best burgers on the grill but his smoked hams were legendary. Jerry is survived by his wife, Janis Cooper; sons, Steve Cooper and wife Jackie, Brent Cooper and wife Lisa; daughters, Ginger Vines and husband Tim and Lisa Hull Hines and husband Larry Hines as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and his lifelong best friend, Floyd Jones and wife, Phail Dean.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Pilgrim Manor for the care he received there, with special thanks to Jackie Bates.

  • FAMILY

  • Janis Cooper, Wife
  • Steve Cooper and wife Jackie, Son
  • Brent Cooper and wife Lisa, Son
  • Ginger Vines and husband Tim, Daughter
  • Lisa Hull and husband Larry, Daughter
  • Also left to cherish his memory are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and his lifelong best friend, Floyd Jones and wife Phail Dean.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kade Layfield
  • Stephen Cooper
  • Daniel Vines
  • Dustin Cooper
  • Matthew Vines
  • Aaron Vines
  • Patrick Vines
  • Jeremy Upshaw
  • Michael Upshaw

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Mark Smith

June 11, 2019

In my life, I have had the blessing of being associated with many fine persons. Such is definitely the case with Mr. Jerry and Ms. Janis, two of the most precious individuals I have ever met! They have been, for me and many others, a living example of what a loving marriage truly is and how important family is. Ms. Janis, my heart goes out to you and your family and you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you and will be praying for God's continued blessings on you.

Denise Upshaw

June 11, 2019

We loved seeing Mr Jerry and Ms Janis when Janis worked with us at the Red River Parish Clerk of Court. We miss his quick wit. He will definitely be missed.

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Biography

Services celebrating the life of Jerry Wayne Cooper, 83, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Oil City United Pentecostal Church, 701 Hwy 1, with Pastor Kent Rhoades officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oil City United Pentecostal Church.

Jerry was born July 12. 1935 in Hanna, LA to Henry Wayne and Christelle Cooper. He died Monday, June 10, 2019. He graduated from Coushatta High School and attended DeVry Electronics School in Chicago. In 1956 he married Janis Barfield Cooper. He was the owner of Cooper's TV & Appliance in Shreveport and Coushatta. He later retired for the last time from Aeropress Propane.

Jerry was a member of Abundant Life Center in Coushatta and served on the board for 28 years. Upon moving to Blanchard in 2015, he and Janis found a church home at United Pentecostal Church of Oil City. During his fight with Parkinson's Disease and dementia he lost many memories and physical abilities but the one thing he never forgot was how to praise and pray to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many times he could be heard throughout the halls of Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home having his own private worship meeting with the Lord. He was quite a testimony to God's love and made sure to bring up his family with that same passion.

Travelling and spending time with "Jan" were very important to him. Often they would leave town with no map or destination in mind. They would just hit the road and go wherever the road led, with stops along the way. He had a wonderful sense of humor and kept that until the very end. When he could no longer talk, he made faces. He loved spending time with his family, especially all the "grands." And he was loved by them in return. Family weekend at Lake Bistineau are some of the best memories his family will hold. He could cook the best burgers on the grill but his smoked hams were legendary.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Janis Cooper; sons, Steve Cooper and wife Jackie, Brent Cooper and wife Lisa; daughters, Ginger Vines and husband Tim and Lisa Hull Hines and husband Larry Hines as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and his lifelong best friend, Floyd Jones and wife, Phail Dean.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Pilgrim Manor for the care he received there, with special thanks to Jackie Bates.