Monroe Marvin Cooper Sr.

July 29, 1931November 28, 2019

Monroe Marvin Cooper, Sr. was called home to the Lord on November 28, 2019.

He was born July 29, 1931 in East Bernard, TX to Uriah and Dorothy Cooper. He was the youngest of seven.

After 35 years, he retired from Houston Lighting and Power. Monroe was an active member of Friendswood United Methodist Church and volunteered for many committees. He was a member of Anson Jones Masonic Lodge, Friendswood and League City Eastern Star, Arabia Temple and Arabia Steel Bandits and was Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America for many years.

Monroe was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and dear friend to so many people. He was a quiet man, had an intense love for his wife and an even deeper faith. He had an unassuming sense about him but also a sneaky sense of humor. He was solemn in his convictions and held steadfast to his beliefs.

Monroe is survived by his wife of 68 years, JoNell Cooper; sons Monroe Marvin Cooper, Jr and his wife Mary Cooper, and Bobby Joe Cooper, seven grandchildren (Dallas and Courtney Hoffman, Katherine Newman, William, Nicholas, Alexandria Canlas and Matthew) and five great grandchildren (Emily and Piper Hoffman, Gavin, Josephine and Charlotte Newman). He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Dallas, Vance, WillaMae Hollingsworth, Clarence, Sydney and Dorothy Tope.

He enjoyed photography and wood working, but he will be remembered as a God fearing man, devoted husband, incredible father, amazing grandfather and the most fun great grandfather any person could ask for.

Charitable contributions can be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston (815 Market St., Galveston, TX 77550) and Friendswood United Methodist Church - The Gathering Place (110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546).

A celebration of life will be held Friday, December 6 at 10AM at Friendswood United Methodist Church with a reception to follow.


6 December

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Friendswood United Methodist Church

110 N Friendswood Dr
Friendswood, TX 77546


Monroe Marvin Cooper Sr.

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Faith Leyva

December 4, 2019

Monroe was a dear, trustworthy neighbor. He always had a friendly smile and greeting. He will be sorely missed.

Jim and Jane Thompson

December 4, 2019

Blessed to have known and worshipped with Monroe for many years. He was a fine Christian man and will be greatly missed.
Jim and Jane Thompson

Vicki Laudig

December 4, 2019

He was a great man that took me on camping trip and always let me hang out with him. I will miss you Uncle Monroe.

Mary cooper

December 3, 2019

Too many memories to choose one. I will miss you so much. ♥️