Thomas “Tom” C. Cooper, Sr

February 16, 1943 - August 2, 2010
Thomas “Tom” C. Cooper, Sr

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Thomas C. Cooper, Sr, 67, of Winnabow, went on to Victory on Monday, August 2, 2010, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.

He was born February 16, 1943, in Milton, WV, son of Pearl Cooper and the late Kenneth Cooper and he was preceded in death by his son Tommy Cooper Jr.

Tom was a 1961 graduate of Milton High School and attended Marshall University. He loved life and life loved him. His family and his church were the most important things to him and he led life by example. Tom was a 32nd degree Mason, Past President and Lifetime Member of the Supper Optimist Club, Sunday School Teacher, Baseball/Softball Coach, Real Estate Broker, and a member of the Toastmasters. Self employed for many years, he eventually retired from Lowe’s Home Improvement.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Marge Cooper, daughter Gretta Cooper Clinger and brother Gary Cooper (Becky). Also left to cherish his memories are grandchildren Megan Cooper Fargason (Dustin), Thomas Carroll Cooper III (Trey), Sean Cooper, Jake Clinger, and a very special great grandchild Hannah Fargason. His love extended out to several brothers and sisters in-law, nieces and nephews, and special friends that he will always cherish.

A special thanks for the wonderful care that was given to Tom by the NHRMC 6th floor staff and to Dr. Birgit Arb, Delayne Godwin PA-C and the staff of Hanover Medical Specialists.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, August 6, 2010 at Wrightsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Bauman and the Rev. P.D. Midgett officiating. Music will be provided by Julia Walker-Jewell and Kelly Jewell.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401 or WUMC Youth Group Mission Fund, 4 Live Oak Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • August 03, 2010
    Beth White says:
    Marge, our love, prayers, and thoughts are with you at this time in your life. Keep your chin up and your eyes on God. No words can ease your hurt and pain right now, but know that many friends love you! Take care! Love, Beth & Larry White

  • August 03, 2010
    Kim Lewis& Family says:
    Gretta sorry to hear about the loss of your dad.Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • August 04, 2010
    Linds Meyer says:
    Marge, So sorry to hear about Tom. Love and prayers to you and the family. Who is going to answer the cell phone when I call now? I will miss Tom's sense of humor. Much love, "Castle Hayne"

  • August 04, 2010
    Fran Cooper and Mark van Allen says:
    My precious family, you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Pop was the most amazing man and we are all blessed to have had him in our lives. We love you so much! Mark and Fran

  • August 04, 2010
    Bill and Freda Sommerville says:
    We were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our love and prayers are with your family.