DEXTER - Robert Vernon "Coop" Cooper, 74, died Dec. 3, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center.
Born June 29, 1928, in Jefferson City, son of the late Charles and Verna Mae Trial Cooper, he lived in St. Louis for many years, where he was a self-employed musician, and also lived in Springfield for three years.
On Nov. 6, 1963, in St. Louis, he married Martha Powell who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Robert David Cooper and Edward Cooper of Somerset, Ky.; three daughters, Lynn Hunsaker of Morrisville, Carolyn Jordan of Morehouse and Charlotte Kitchen of Dexter; one stepson, Charles Powell of Dudley; one stepdaughter, Frances Powell of Fisk; one sister, Marjorie Hogan of Minnesota; and 14 grandchildren.
Three sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will follow in the Dudley Cemetery.