Louise Waggoner Cooper, 85, TN, obit; w/o Samuel Cooper
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Louise Cooper, 85, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, died on
Wednesday, August 8, 2012; and resided in Kingsport, at
She was born on July 20, 1927, in Knoxville, TN, to the
late Harvey and Myrtle Waggoner.
During her years in Knoxville, she became a 1946 graduate
of Rule High School and was a member of Beaumont Avenue
In 1948 she married the late Samuel Cooper, with whom she
lived until his death in 1997. The Coopers moved to
Kingsport in 1962, where they raised their two daughters,
Sharon and Kathy. She helped her husband start Kingsport
Pest Control in the mid-1980's, where she worked until
retirement. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist
Church of Kingsport until her health precluded her regular
attendance in later years.
Louise is survived by daughters, Sharon (Wayne) Bridges,
of Kingsport, TN, and Kathy (Larry) Horne, of Kingsport,
TN; grandsons, Jared (Lori) Bridges, of Washington, D.C.,
Travis (Billie) Horne, of Gate City, VA, Ryan (Anya)
Bridges, of Alcoa, TN, David (Rebecca) Bridges, of Gray,
TN; granddaughter, Kimberly (Chandler) Wilson, of Johnson
City, TN; a dozen great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Catherine Waggoner, of Knoxville, TN.
The family wants to offer special thanks to Amedisys
Hospice and Emeritus Assisted Living for their loving care
of Mrs. Cooper.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.,
on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral
Homes, Kingsport, 117 E. Charlemont Ave., Kingsport, TN.
Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m., with Jared
Bridges and Mikel Caywood officiating. Music will be
provided by the CrossWise Quartet.
Burial will be at 3 p.m., following the funeral service at
East Lawn Memorial Park, in Kingsport.
Memorial contributions can be made to Calvary Baptist
Church, 1238 Pine St., Kingsport, TN 37664.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport,