OBITUARY

Raymond B. Cooper

June 3, 1942July 24, 2021
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Mr. Raymond Barry Cooper was born on June 3rd, 1942 to the union of Stewart R. Cooper and Eleanor Colby in Sioux City, Iowa. Ray participated in a variety of activities. He achieved the honor of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America, competed in track and field and played the violin. Ray received his formal education at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa where he met his future wife, JoAnne.

Raymond Cooper was united in holy matrimony with JoAnne Atkinson on August 14th, 1965 in Des Moines, Iowa. They were blessed with two daughters.

He was employed by Kimberly Clark as a Director of Finance for 42 years with his last position in Waco, TX. While in Waco, Ray participated in Camp Fire USA and served as president of the local chapter. Ray officially retired from Kimberly Clarke in 2007. After retirement, Ray enjoyed golfing, wood working, lawn care, watching television, living on the lake and most of all, spending time with his family. He possessed an infectious smile that drew many to him. He always knew how to crack a joke and make those around him chuckle. He was an all-around great husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all he cherished so dearly.

Raymond Cooper is preceded in death by his parents, Stewart and Eleanor Cooper. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, JoAnne Cooper; children, Eileen Marie Kowalski and DiDi McMeans (Shane) Traffanstedt; grandchildren, William Cooper McMeans, Jarrett Walker McMeans, Ava Kathleen Kowalski, Kyle Raymond Kowalski and Logan Brent Kowalski; sister, Marcia Fremont, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

A graveside service will be held for Mr. Cooper on Saturday,July 31st, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at Southern Heritage Cemetery. Immediately following the service, a visitation will be held in the Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Legacy of Hope Alabama Organ Donation in honor of Mr. Cooper and other organ donor recipients.

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  • Raymond Barry Cooper

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

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Ray on sailboat in Virgin Islands

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Ray, Coop, and JoAnne

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Ray and Marcia

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Eileen’s wedding in St Thomas

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Ray, Coop, and JoAnne

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Ray and Marcia

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Eileen’s wedding in St Thomas

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