Randy James Cooper
April 12, 1957 – May 19, 2020
On Tuesday, May 19, Randy Cooper, loving son and father of two children, passed away at the age of 63.
Randy was born on April 12, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri to Kenneth and Geraline (Mills) Cooper. Following his high school through early adulthood years in Elkhart, Indiana, Randy returned to St. Louis where he started working in the transportation and delivery business. Due to his work ethic and expertise, Randy excelled in his career path, leading him ultimately to Atlanta, Georgia, where he held the title of Vice President of Information Technology.
Randy had a passion for cars and enjoyed building and working on them. He loved off-roading with his Jeep and taking his truck and camper on trips. You could often find him looking for reasons to drive places to explore. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains, visiting friends and family and was an avid animal lover. He was known to his friends as being the life of the party, with an exuberance for life and laughter to go with it. He was known to his family as the rock and cornerstone of stability; someone who was always there when you needed him.
Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Geraline and his sister, Judy. He is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth Malovance (Andy) and Christy Tomlinson (Ian). He has five granddaughters: Genevieve Malovance, Allyson Williams, Chasity Tomlinson, Chloe Tomlinson and Abigail Tomlinson. He is also survived by two brothers: Don Cooper (Mary) and Ron Cooper (Lynda) and three sisters: Penny Warfel (Chuck), Susan Campanello (Joey) and Tami Sherven (Gordy) and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be announced for a later date. Randy was cremated at the Woodstock Funeral Home in Woodstock, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to give a donation to the ASPCA in Randy’s name.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Randy James Cooper
June 1, 2020
Rest in peace, Randy. Your Courier Express family will miss you dearly.
May 30, 2020
I never met Randy in person but he was the only friend who regularly played Words with Friends with me for almost 2 years, playing over 200 matches together. Our skill level was almost perfectly matched, so we had ongoing friendly yet competitive games. When one match ended, we immediately started the next one. We would banter about who was going to win the next game, or compliment a 90-point play or scold the other person when they took the spot we wanted. Occasionally we chatted about life and learned a bit about each other’s families (for example he might warn me he might be slow to play a game some weekend if he was visiting his daughter in Chicago). We enjoyed many “virtual” laughs together and had a shared appreciation and love of words. So I was so shocked and sad to learn of his passing and actually broke down sobbing when I heard the news from Beth. I really will miss our daily matches and chats and I send my love and sympathy to all his family and loved ones 😔 Obviously I cant say I knew him well, nor did we ever meet, but we had a special and unique connection over this game and I wanted to share how and why he meant something to me. He sounds like a wonderful person that will be missed by many.
May 29, 2020
Forever love forever missed, we had so many great times ,he thought it was pretty funny in high school to scare the crap out of me with his driving especially in the snow ,so many great chats, unless you posted something about him on Facebook then not so good of a chat, only happened once, will miss our chats, he was a great a giving brother