Larry Wayne Cooper August 24, 1955 – December 12, 2016

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Larry Wayne Cooper was born on August 24th, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Herman E. and Emma Margaret Cooper. He had a younger brother, Robert Lee Cooper and has a sister, Deborah Lynn Griffin (Cooper). Larry was baptized at an early age in Corpus Christi. Larry graduated from Moody High School in 1974.

Larry entered the Army shortly after graduating high school. Unfortunately, he was later honorably discharged for medical reasons. Larry then went on to work for Hardees, where he was a manager, until he moved to Dallas in 1984 to be with his family. After moving, he began working for Arby’s and Jason’s Deli, where he became a manager of both establishments. After many years, he moved onto something new. He worked for a construction company until his medical issues prevented him from continuing to work.

In Larry’s free time, he loved to watch wrestling, go fishing and spend time with all of his nieces, nephews and their children. He loved sports, whether it was college or professional. Larry was very intelligent and bright and had a love of keeping statistics on just about every sport you could name. He loved all kinds of animals and most of all, he loved his family.

Larry went home to be with our Lord and Savior on December 12th, 2016. He was preceded in death by father, Herman E. Cooper, his mother, Emma Margaret Cooper, and his brother, Robert Lee Cooper.

He leaves behind to cherish the fond memories his sister Deborah Lynn Griffin (Cooper); nephews Gregory Griffin, Jr. (Nichole), Michael Griffin (Bailey); nieces Airen Griffin (Xavier), Cristina Gabriel (Kenneth Sr.); great-nieces and nephews, Desiree Griffin, Jason Griffin, Kenneth Gabriel, Jr., Kameron Gabriel, Allie Griffin, Bryson Griffin, Haylee Washington, Jalen Washington and a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.

Graveside services will on on Friday, Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at Little Bethel Memorial Park.