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Roy Dean Cooper

February 25, 1949 — May 17, 2024

Yukon, Oklahoma

Roy Dean Cooper, age 75, of Yukon, OK, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024. Born on February 25, 1949, to William Henry Walker and Melva Smoke Walker, Roy's life began with a poignant chapter as his mother passed away during childbirth. He was lovingly adopted by his sister, Marjorie Walker Cooper Morgan (Marion), and Charlie Cooper (Vikki), who raised him with immense love and care. His adoptive parents preceded him in death, but his step-parents, Marion “Coach” Morgan and wife Christine, remained a cherished and active part of his life.

To celebrate Roy's life, friends and family are invited to gather in Yukon, OK, at the family home on May 25, 2024 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. A second celebration will be held on June 15, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Holts Summit, MO. These gatherings will honor Roy’s memory and the profound impact he had on everyone who knew him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, Your Local Animal Shelter, Your Local Charitable Veteran’s Organization, or Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, especially in honor of his granddaughter, Grace Ann Fender, and great-niece, Eden Kallberg, to reflect Roy’s spirit of giving and community.

Roy was a cherished brother. He is predeceased by brothers Gary Cooper, (Susan) William “Gene” Walker, Henry “Harold” Walker, Doyle Walker (Pearlie), Homer Walker, and survived by Troy Cooper (Neoma), David Cooper (Janice), Mark Cooper (Tina), and Kevin Cooper (Theresa).
He was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews, and a friend to countless others whom he considered family.

Roy is survived by his devoted wife, Denise Cooper, and his loving children: Andrea Fender (Micheal) of California, MO; Katie Cooper (Eric Garrison) of Ashland, MO; Brenna Edwards (Matthew) of New Bloomfield, MO. Daniel Cooper of Casper, WY. and Jaime Ponder (Laura) of St. Louis, MO; Roy was also a beloved and special uncle to Anthony Price (Angie) of St. Louis and their children Annabelle, Alexander, and Abigail.

He was a proud grandfather to his grandchildren: Jenna, Grace, Hayley, and Gabe Fender; Karlie Morgan Cooper, Gage Garrison; Tyler, Haleigh, Kyra, and Isabelle Edwards.

He also leaves behind a great-grandchild, Brayden Erwin, of Jenna Fender.

Roy was predeceased by his son, Zachary Allan Cooper, whom he deeply missed.

Roy's life was marked by unwavering love for his family and friends, a generous spirit, and steadfast dedication to those near him. He will be remembered for his warm smile, clever dad jokes, sharp wit, infectious laughter, love for MIZZOU, unwavering support of Veteran’s and the countless memories he created with those fortunate enough to have known him.

Roy Dean Cooper, affectionately known as "Papa," will be deeply missed, but his legacy of love, kindness, and devotion will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
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