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Richard Kent Cooper

August 8, 1940 October 5, 2016
Richard  Kent  Cooper
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Richard “Kent” Cooper, 76, ended his battle with Parkinson’s disease on Tuesday, October 4, 2016; it was a battle he fought to the end. He can once again tinker without falling! Kent was born in Philadelphia, MS on August 8, 1940 to the late Gordon Cooper and Flora Lay Cooper. Kent graduated from Carthage High School in 1959 and then attended Jackson Barber College. He was co-owner of Cooper-Nelms barber shop for 10 years. He then went into sales and retired as Operations Manager of the Mississippi Animal Rescue League.Kent was a charter member of Highland Colony Baptist Church where he served as a greeter for 15 years.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gerri, son Richard Kent Cooper, II {Lauren} of Baton Rouge, LA and their children Richard Kent Cooper, III {Morgen}, Collyn Cooper, and Will Cooper. Daughter Melanie Cooper Johnson {Blair}. His brother Tom Cooper {Pat} and their children Kevin Cooper {Annie}, Marlene Sykes {Ken}, and Jennifer Snyder {Jeff}.Our family extends a special thanks to Mr. Monty Clark for his devotion, friendship, and countless Sunday morning breakfast trips to Cracker Barrel. Words cannot express our appreciation.Services will be held at Highland Colony Baptist Church on Friday at 11:00 A.M. with visitation at 10:00 A.M.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highland Colony Baptist Church, 1200 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS 39157, or the Mississippi Animal Rescue League, Jackson, MS.

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Visitation

Friday

7

Oct

10:00 AM 10/7/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/7/2016 11:00:00 AM
Highland Colony Baptist Church

1200 Highland Colony Pkw
Ridgeland , MS 39157

Highland Colony Baptist Church
1200 Highland Colony Pkw Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Service

Friday

7

Oct

11:00 AM 10/7/2016 11:00:00 AM
Highland Colony Baptist Church

1200 Highland Colony Pkw
Ridgeland , MS 39157

Highland Colony Baptist Church
1200 Highland Colony Pkw Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States
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