Vernon Robert Cooper of Bloomfield, son of the late Charlie and Victoria Pope Cooper, was born Aug. 21, 1914 at Zadock, Mo. and died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield, at the age of 87. Vernon was united in marriage to Vercie May Dunivan on Aug. 15, 1940 near Swinton, she survives of the home. Mr. Cooper was a retired construction worker and livestock farmer. He was a member of the Oak Ridge General Baptist Church and had served as a deacon for over 60 years. Survivors include four daughters, Mildred McClain, Linda McRoy, and Velma White, all of Bloomfield, and Janet Abernathy of Advance; three sons, Milford and Larry Cooper of Bloomfield, and Gary Cooper of Advance; nine grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Norman, Vader, Floyd and Eldon Cooper; and four sisters, Myrtus Carney, Elva Mann, Geneva Cooper and Erma Hester. Visitation will be held at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield on Friday, March 8 from 4 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 9 in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Chapel with his son-in-law, Kenneth White and Gary Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery near Zadock with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.