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Gary Wade Cooper, age 73, of Ooltewah, TN was called to be with the Lord on Monday, April 1, 2019. Mr. Cooper was of the Baptist Faith.

Preceded in death by his parents Robert H. Cooper and Clovella Lee Griffin Cooper; brother Bob Cooper; sister Judy Walker; grandson Justin Michael Simpson; great-grandson John Luke Petty.

Surviving include his wife of 53 years Carolyn Cooper; daughter Carolyn A. Simpson (R.J. Kitkowski) of Enterprise, AL; son Robert (Beverly) Cooper of Harrison, TN; son James (Kimberly) Cooper of Rising Fawn, GA; son Christopher (Brooke) Cooper of Jasper, TN; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother Ronald (Mildred) Cooper of Chattanooga, TN; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, April 4, 2019 in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Rev. Hoyt Williams and Rev. Gary Bone officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery, New Hope, TN. The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday and 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday at the Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, GA.

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