Richard Doug Cooper

July 20, 1958May 27, 2013

Doug Cooper, age 54, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 27th, 2013. A resident of big, beautiful, Signal Mountain, he was a member of the Freemason’s lodge and Sawyer Missionary Baptist church. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Jane Cooper. Survivors include his father Claude Cooper, sister, Clata Cooper, niece Haley Mundis, and nephew Alex Mundis along with many cousins and wonderful friends. Doug was a joy to everyone and never met a stranger. He loved to laugh and have fun and never let his disability hinder him from living his life to the fullest. He was a talented musician and always the life of the party. His sense of humor, upbeat personality, and love of life will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Disabled Veterans of America either online: or by mail: Disabled American Veterans Attention: GIFT PROCESSING PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 29th at 5 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home’s North Chapel at 5401 Highway 153, Hixson and have a Life Celebration service at 7 p.m. Interment, Thursday, May 30th at Wright’s cemetery in Jamestown, Tennessee. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • Life Celebration Serivce Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Robin Adams Murphy

May 31, 2013

Dear Clata and Mr.Claude,
I am so sorry to hear about Doug. I don't know how old that picture is but he looks just like he did the last time I saw him, which was probably about 30 years ago. Clata please call me when you feel up to it. My number is 803-968-5821. I think of all of you often.



Warren Spangler

May 30, 2013

Doug you will be sadly missed. You will be leaving behind many many friends who loved and will truly miss you buddy. R.I.P. Your friend Warren.

teresa clark

May 29, 2013

doug was a good friend he will be missed

elizabeth estill ricketts

May 29, 2013

rip doug

Reba Hart-Hughes

May 29, 2013

Doug and I used to talk and joke around on the phone all the time. We sorta drifted away from talking on the phone the last couple of years. His wit, sensitivity, and quick humor will be missed by everyone. He knew when to be serious and when to joke around. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to the many people that had the privilege of having Doug to touch their lives.

glenda rue

May 29, 2013

doug was a very caring person and would help any one he could gone but not forgotten rip

glenda rue

May 29, 2013

doug will be truly missed its so sad to hear of his passing I knew him for many years he was a fun person to be around always smiling my thoughts and prayers go out to his dad and sister clata his niece and nephew haley and alex and rest of the family

merri ann howard norton

May 29, 2013

doug you will be missed by many loved one but you are at peace now in god loving arms prayer go out to clata and bud

Dene Shull

May 29, 2013

for my best friend .. will miss your smile,your love and all our special talks you impacted my life much more than i ever relized ,Popa Haley,Alex,and Clata Love you all so very much

Chuck Dodds

May 29, 2013

It was impossible to know Doug and not love him. He lit up the room wherever he went. There never has been a kinder, gentler soul. He always treated everybody he ever met like an old friend. I can't begin to guess how many lives he's touched. Our loss is truly Heaven's gain. Rest in joy and peace, my friend.