Age: 75 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Paul Cooper, age 75, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ruford and Lillian Peterson Cooper and husband of the late Shirley Robinson Cooper. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Cooper. Paul was a faithful member of Christ Baptist Church in Spruce Pine and gave his life over to the Lord in 2009. He was a retired truck driver for Eckerd Drugs. He was a loving father and grandfather who loved fishing and go-cart racing.
Surviving are four sons: Bobby Cooper of Concord, Rick Cooper and wife, Becky, of Nebo, Randall Cooper and wife, Tanya, of Burnsville and Donnie Cooper and wife, Audra, of Belmont; sisters: Joyce Shehan and Sandra Sebastian and husband, Tom, all of Connelly Springs; brother, Harold Dean Cooper and wife, Wilma, of Burnsville; grandchildren: Brandon Cooper, Christopher Cooper, John Cooper, Daniel Cooper, Becky Blevins, Victoria Cooper, Keri Cooper, Jarrett Cooper, Sara Cooper and Ava Cooper; great-grandchildren: Bentley Cooper, Morgan Blevins, Mylee Blevins, Carlee Edwards and Paislee Edwards; special family friend, Treva Pope.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 25th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Brother Billy Ledford, Brother Ray Lane and Rev. Joe Bennett will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Hospice of Yancey County for the wonderful care given to Paul and request donations be made to them at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.