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“I miss you daddy! ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: DEBBIE SUE

“RIP sir, it was pleasure working with you. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Harold Chiasson - Destrehan, LA

“Rest in peace Gary ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Walter Briley - Baton rouge, LA

“Prayers go out to the family in this difficult time ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Don Akers - Pleasanton, TX

“Thank you Gary for being a friend for many years. We will always miss you. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jacky Clements - Batesville, AR

“So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I certainly enjoyed working with him in the New Orleans Field Office for many years, you could always count on...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Brown - Belle Chasse, LA

“Rest in peace my friend it was a great pleasure working with over 30 years ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Shelton Buckley - BATON ROUGE, LA

“Rest in peace my friend it was a great pleasure working with you I surely can call you a friend, you were a great person to work with at USDA ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of comfort, comfort the family. 2Cornithian 1:3,4 ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Rita - Gretna, LA

“Rest in peace Gary. It was a pleasure to know and work with you, for you were a man of good character. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Lowell Watts - Arnaudville, LA

“My deepest sympathies for the entire Cooper family. My sons and I were privileged to be the close neighbor to Mr. Gary and Ms, Joy for over 22 years...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Katie Ligon - Denham Springs, LA

“Gary, Rest in Peace. I know you are happy beside Joy once again. Love to all the family. You are in my prayers. Aunt Fran ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Fran Pabon Schauger - MS

“We are so sorry for your loss! We pray for God to comfort each of you as you grieve the passing of your sweet dad and granddad. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ruth and Jim Brock - McComb, MS

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Lamar and Carolyn Bates - LA


Gary Lee Cooper, Sr., a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend, went to his eternal home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the age of 76. He was born on Tuesday, March 4, 1941 in Robert, Louisiana and was a lifelong resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving family: 4 children, Debbie Cooper, Donna Cooper Brent & her husband Jerry Brent, Denise Cooper Forbes & her husband John "Ed" Forbes, Gary Lee Cooper, Jr. & his wife Jeri Kunefke Cooper; 6 grandchildren, Jerry "J.J." Brent & wife Alison, Terri Brent Duvall & husband Kyle, Jessica Forbes, Fox Forbes, Ella Claire Cooper, and Josie Lee Cooper; 4 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kaden Duvall, Tayton "T.J." and Joy Lynn Brent; and his mother, Lura Edith Shelton Cooper.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his beloved wife, Joy E. Carroll Cooper; as well as his father, Henry Charles Cooper.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation and Funeral Ceremony in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The visitation will start at 10:00 am and continue until the service begins at 12:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Cooper Cemetery, Robert, Louisiana.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.