Steven Eugene Cooper, son of Elmer Eugene Cooper and the late Betty Zimmerman Cooper, was born on Nov. 8, 1953, at Poplar Bluff and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, June 5, 2006, at the age of 52.
Mr. Cooper was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a former Supervisor at the Brown Shoe Company at Farmington, and had also been a line worker at ArvinMeritor. He attended the First General Baptist Church of Dexter.
Survivors include his special friend, Tina Gunter of the home in Dexter; his two sons, Jeremy Cooper of Sarasota, Fla., and Anthony Cooper of Wappapello; his father, Elmer Eugene Cooper of Spanaway, Wash.; his maternal grandparents, Howard and Marcelle Zimmerman of Bernie; his aunts, uncles and cousins; and one grandchild.
He was praeceded in death other than by his mother, his paternal grandparents, Marcus L. and Lula Cooper who raised him in the home as a son.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2006, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Kenneth Biggs and Rev. Don Cooper officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.