Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

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Arnold Edison Cooper

August 25, 1932October 1, 2019

Arnold Edison Cooper passed away October 1, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born August 25, 1932 in Dyersburg, TN, the son of Marion and Verdie (Porch) Cooper. He was retired from General Motors and a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean War. Arnold loved being outside, especially his flowers and garden. He loved reading, especially his Bible and devotionals. He was a member of Capitol City Baptist Church. Everyone he met was an instant friend. He was a very giving person and would help others before himself. He loved his dogs, Angel, Betsy, and Heidi. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his brothers, James "Glen" (Pat) Cooper, Lester (Gloria) Cooper, Alton (Dolly) Cooper; sister-in-law, Lorraine Cooper; life partner, Suzanne; children, Raetta (Lee), Rebecca (Nick), Edward, Robin, Eric (Andrea); former wife, Johanna; grandchildren, Christina, Heather, Eric Jr., Brandon, Nicole, Joanna, Trisha, Josh, Caitlin (Joey), Jordan; step-children, Kim (Kevin) and Travis (Marianne); step-grandchildren, Hunter (Erin), Blade, Kameron, Ezra, Lennon, Emma, Anna, Isaac, Sutton, Jude; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lemuel "Paul" Cooper.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Capitol City Baptist Church, 5100 W. Willoughby Rd., Holt. Visitation will be at the church from 6-8pm on Friday and from 10-11am Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.


  • Edward Cooper
  • Eric Cooper Jr.
  • Josh Cooper
  • Jordan Root
  • James Hodge
  • Hunter Wyble
  • Blade Wyble

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019


Arnold Edison Cooper

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Andrea Cooper

October 8, 2019

Missing our daily routine and making you dinner. Until I see you again there will be a void and precious memories, of your stories; thanks for your love and kindness dad.

Andrea (aka) Momma - Love you so very much!

Eric Cooper

October 2, 2019

Dad I miss you so much and can’t believe your gone as you was my best friend and awesome father and taught me so many things in life and showed me how to deal with life and be a good person I love you so much and you will be greatly missed by all of us love you and miss you so bad love always your son Eric❤️