Mr. Gene Cooper
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Gene Cooper, 78, entered into rest
June 9, 2010, at Trinity Hospital of Augusta. He was the
beloved husband of Grace Elizabeth Cooper for 42 years.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June
12, 2010, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Charles Reese officiating. Interment followed at Westview
Pallbearers were Robbie Holton, Michael Cooper, Billy
Joe Johnson, Tim Howard, Chris Marsh and Edward
Mr. Cooper, son of the late Willie Joe Cooper and the
late Doris Dye Cooper, was born in Warren County but
had lived in Augusta, most of his life. He was retired from
research and development with EZ-GO of Augusta with
32 years of service. Mr. Cooper was also a member of Mill
Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Grace Elizabeth Cooper, survivors
include: son, Steve Cooper and wife Brenda, Camak,
Ga.; daughters, Deborah Campbell, N. Augusta, SC,
Sue Ellen Douglas and husband Ronnie, Jekyl Island,
SC; step-children, Jimmy Marsh, Eatonton, Ga., Sheila
Johnson, Martinez, Barry Marsh, Grovetown; sisters,
Sara Reid, Thomson, Dovie Howard, Thomson, Sallie
Johnson, Warrenton; 18 grandchildren, twenty-two greatgrandchildren
and one great-great grandchild.
Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by two sons, Michael
Eugene Cooper and Willie Raymond "Buddy" Cooper and
a grandson, Johnny Cooper.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National
Kidney Foundation .
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Web posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010