Clifton Cooper, son of the late Clarence Clifton Cooper and Arlie White Cooper, was born on Nov. 10, 1921, near Marmaduke, Ark., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the age of 84.
Mr. Cooper was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee of the City of Dexter Street Department, retiring after 30 years of service, a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II and a resident of Dexter.
He was first united in marriage to Geneva Cooper on Feb. 3, 1948, at Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death on April 1, 1986. He was then married to Violet Tracer on Dec. 11, 1987, at Dexter. Mrs. Cooper survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides his wife, survivors include one grandson who was raised in the home, Max Smith, of Tucson, Ariz.; one step-son, Carl Tracer, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Color.; three step-daughters, Emma Faith of Aurora, Debra Algood of Dexter, and Bonita Tracer of St. Charles; two brothers, J.D. Cooper of Kirkwood and Galon Cooper of Arlington, Texas; seven step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Besides his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith Lee Cooper; one step-daughter, Patricia Ann Bolin; and one sister, Mildred Embrey.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the First General Baptist Church in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the First General Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Biggs and Rev. Don Cooper officiating.
Interment followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.