Jerry Lee Cooper 87, of Wilmington, NC died Sunday February 26, 2023 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCare.
Jerry was born in Barbour County, WV on September 19, 1935 to the late Rex Denver Cooper and Ethel Pearl Phillips Cooper. After graduating from High School he was the recipient of a Basketball scholarship at UVA in Charlottesville, VA where he received his Bachelor’s Degree, then went on to serve his country faithfully in the US Army. While in college he met his wife of 66 years Suzanne Wilson Harris. He retired after 35 years at Dupont.
Surviving are his wife Suzanne H. Cooper son Jeff Cooper and wife Shelia; daughters Kim Melton and husband Bimbo and Sandra Bass and husband Joel. Four grandchildren Eli, Haden, Brenna and Cooper; and a great-grandson Banks.
No service formal service will be held at this time.
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