Funeral services for Fred Eugene Cooper II, 76, of Lawrence, Kansas will be held 11 a.m, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mr. Cooper died Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka, Kansas.
He was born October 23, 1933 in Lawrence, Kansas the son of Fred Sr. and Lurue Helen (Suggs) Cooper. He attended Lawrence Public Schools and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and serving as a paratrooper and ranger in the Korean War. He also worked for the Corps of Engineers.
He was the store manager for the University of Kansas Chemistry Department and retired
from the University after 35 years.
Fred was a member of the Second Christian Church and the Western Star Masonic Lodge # 1, F&AM, both in Lawrence.
He was married to Lavenia Moten on February 24, 1955 in Ottawa, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three sons, Shaqullie and Darrius Cooper and Derricks Newman, all of the home; one brother Gary Cooper and one sister, Donna Morrison both of Lawrence; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A brother, Maurice Cooper preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday at Warrren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
We are saddened by the loss of our cousin, Bubba and are further saddened that we cannot be with you today. Lavenia, Donna, Gary and children, please know we are with you in spirit and that you are in our prayers. We will miss Bubba’s laugh and the sound of the gospel music he loved so much. He is now with his beloved brother Maurice, mother (Aunt) Larue, father Fred Sr, aunts Doris & Jeannette, uncle James, and the rest of the family and friends who preceded him. May God bless and keep you now and forever.
Love, Roz, Jackie & Charlie.
To Fred Cooper family and Donna Morrison, Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss. With deepest sympathy,
Zoning & Codes Dept. staff
Dear Family: I am saddened by your loss. May fond memories of Fred live deeply in your hearts forever and may God comfort you during this time of need.
Dear Family: Peace be unto you, as you cope with the loss of your loved one. May God bless you and keep you strong during this hour of need.
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and hope in the Bible’s promise, “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” –Isaiah 26:19 The Bible teaches that man was not created by God to die, but death came about as a result of sin, way back in the Garden of Eden. –Romans 5:12. So even though death has afflicted mankind down to our day, God promises to undo the effects of death and even do away with death itself. Please read this for yourself at Revelation 21:3, 4. What a wonderful hope is presented in God’s Word. . . being able to live right here on earth in paradisaic conditions with our loved ones beside us. –Psalms 37:29 It is our hope that reading these scriptures will comfort you during this time of loss.
Lavenia, God’s comfort surround you at this time of your loss. You have carried his name for many a year and honored your vowels. My mom was Alvi Clayborne, Father, Claude, Sisters, Faye & Viola, brothers Tommy & Sterling Brooks. I was unable to attend the services, but my thoughts were with you. Pray that God will hold you and comfort you for the rest of your days and never allow you to forget the wonderful times you all had together. Love, Claudette