Thomas Franklin Cooper, III

December 20, 1980 - April 21, 2014
Thomas Franklin Cooper, III


TC Cooper of Wilmington, North Carolina passed to his home in Heaven on Monday, April 21, 2014. 

He was blessed with a family who loved him dearly.  He leaves behind his parents, Tommy and Phyllis Cooper, and his little sister, Kimberlee. His parents are natives of Brevard, NC.

TC was born on December 22, 1980, in Brevard, NC.  He was the grandson of Judson and Betty McCrary and Tom and Lucile Cooper.  He had many aunts, uncles, and cousins who adored him; including Kim McCrary (Aunt Moe), Jim and Judy Culpepper, Cal and Eunice Frady, Susan Moore, Luther and Myra Cooper, Sarah and Marty Reid, along with many affectionate cousins. 

TC graduated from The University of Alabama with a business degree. Following his grandfather’s passion, his career was oriented in automobile sales. He was a loving and caring person with a generous spirit, which will be missed by many.  TC always found a way to spark laughter and life in others with his humor and beautiful smile.  He loved cars, Wayne Mills, the forest, fixing anything, and mostly his family and friends. He was always loving and considerate to all. Life will not be the same without him.

Burial will be in Gillespie Cemetery in Brevard NC.  A memorial service and a celebration of his sweet life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Brevard, NC on Saturday, April 26, 2013 at 2:00PM.  The family will receive friends at 1:00PM in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church prior to the service. 

In lieu of flowers and his passion for The University of Alabama, there has been a memorial fund established in his name. The address for the memorial fund is: TC Cooper Memorial Fund, Box 870101, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

In the words of TC….ROLL TIDE!  You will be missed.  We love you!

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  • May 06, 2014
    Charlie Fowler says:
    Dear Tommy and Phyllis, I am saddened to hear of the passing of TC and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • April 24, 2014
    Gary Branton says:
    Tommy, Phyllis, and Kimberlee- I am so sorry to hear of TC's passing. I will never forget attending a Braves game with him, he was a fine young man, and I know he grew up to be a great person. May you find comfort in that he is in the loving arms of Jesus. "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me. May God Bless you during the difficult days ahead.

  • April 24, 2014
    David Crawford says:
    Tommy my condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • April 26, 2014
    Ben Sellers says:
    I have so many dear memories of growing up with T.C. on East 11th Street and sharing many adventures with him, getting in a little trouble along the way. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, and I will be thinking of and praying for the Cooper family.