James M. Cooper, 96, TN, obit; s/o John M. and Ida Morris Cooper
By E Gammon September 29, 2013 at 09:03:04
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James M. Cooper, 96, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, passed away
on September 28, 2013, at Indian Path Medical Center after a
Mr. Cooper was born on February 27, 1917, in Kingsport, TN,
and lived in Kingsport his entire life. He was the son of
John M. and Ida Morris Cooper.
He attended Dobyns-Bennett High School and after
graduation attended National Business College in Roanoke,
VA. Upon graduation from college, he was employed by First
National Bank of Kingsport. He retired from the bank in 1982
as Senior Vice President and Comptroller after 44 years of
Mr. Cooper was an army veteran of World War II and was a
member of the American Legion in Kingsport.
He was former member of the Kingsport Jaycees and the
Kiwanis Club. He was a charter member of the Oakwood
Forest Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Betty Abbott
Mr. Cooper is survived by a son, John and his wife Lynne
Eickholt, of Boston, MA; and a daughter, Linda and her
husband Jim Rochester, of Kingsport, TN.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., on
Monday, September 30, 2013, at Oakwood Forest Christian
The funeral service will follow with Ed Clevinger, Minister,
and Marlin Jaynes, Minister, officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m., on October 1,
2013, at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be family
Memorial contributions may be made to Oakwood Forest
Christian Church, at 1713 E. Sevier Avenue, Kingsport, TN
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the
family of James M. Cooper.