Walter Peter Cooper, age 77 years old, of Rayland, OH, died May 20, 2020. Born in Wheeling, WV on March 22, 1943, to the late Rev. Virgil L. Cooper Sr. & Evangelist Evelyn (West) Cooper. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Sharon M. Cooper, brothers Virgil N. Cooper Jr. (Carol), John David Cooper Sr., sisters Ora Pauline Banks, Lelia Madden, and Ruth Smith, his in-laws Richard & Edith (Bell) Jones.
He is survived by his four sons, Licentiate Robert Cooper (Jeanette), of Steubenville, OH., Peter Cooper, Carl Cooper, both of Rayland, OH., and Trevor Cooper (Ali) of Mingo JCT, OH. Two daughters Miki Cooper and Lee Cooper of Rayland, OH. Five sisters Lois I. Atkins (Pittsburgh, PA), Kathleen West (Wintersville, OH) Mary Ann Smith (Bloomingdale, OH) Nancy Dalton (Dillonvale, OH), and Gloria Cooper (Steubenville, OH) also four granddaughters Josephine (Thomas), Christiana (Roger), Jasmine, Simara one grandson Tre,fourteen great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Brother Walter P. Cooper graduated from Wayne High School and retired as a Senior Equipment Operator at the AEP Cardinal Plant, Brillant, OH. He was a member of Shaffer Chapel AME Church, McIntyre.
Visitation at 11 AM with a service immediately following at noon on May 27, 2020, at Shaffer Chapel AME Church, 1216 Township HWY 191, Bloomingdale, OH 43910 Reverend Melody Essex is officiating.
Social distancing rules will be honored.
Arrangements entrusted to Vinson Mortuary.
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