Edmund Cooper
Edmund Cooper

Obituary of Edmund Eugene Cooper

Edmund Eugene Cooper May 6, 1925 - July 11, 2021 It is with much love and deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of Edmund Eugene Cooper . Born May 1925 to Lura and Frank Cooper. He passed from this life on July 11, 2021 while visiting his daughter in Maine. Edmund served his country during WWII as an electrician on board the USS JALLAO submarine. He was one of a few brave men who became known as “MIGHTY MINE DODGERS” in the Sea of Japan during WWII. Edmund married Genevieve G. Gardner of Hopewell Arkansas, and together they raised three daughters while living a life of faith in Jesus Christ. He has been a faithful teacher of Gods word to his children, grandchildren, and anyone else who would listen. His career started at Arkansas-Missouri power company where he was a lineman until he chose to continue his education and became an electrical engineer. Later he became District Manager of the Power Company in Rector, AR. Edmund has always been active in his community. He served as a volunteer fireman, President of Rotary and Lions Club and was an accomplished Harmonica player. He and Genevieve travelled with “The Jug Band” entertaining many people with their gospel group. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and singing. Edmund was predeceased by his brother Tommy, his parents, loving wife Genevieve, sister Mary Fielder and brother Bob Cooper. He is survived by his brother Jerry Cooper, daughters, Angela Tillman, Sandra Bowen and Rebecca Blotner, grandchildren Laurie Cunningham, David Tillman, Kelly Autry, Alison Stubblefield and Cooper Stubblefield, great grandchildren Anna, Avery, Lily, Austin, Zoe and Charlie. Grand dogs Ruby, Ginger and Cosmo.
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