Charles Lester Cooper, 82, TN, obit; s/o Charlie and Maggie Clark Cooper
Charles Lester Cooper, 82, passed away Friday evening, July 25,
2014, at his home in the Ottway Community, Greene Co TN.
He was the operator of the family business, Ottway Milling. He
was a member of Ottway United Methodist Church and loved
animals and old cars.
Born July 30, 1931, he was a son of the late Charlie and Maggie
Clark Cooper; and was preceded in death by three sisters, Jetta
Lee Cooper, Marie Carter, and Margie Tate; and three brothers,
Lettlous Cooper, James Cooper, and Ralph Cooper.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Josephine 'Toots' Cooper;
one daughter, Linda Hayes and Gregory McLain; one grand-
daughter and her husband, Christy and J.J. Collins; three
great-grandchildren, Cooper, Grayson, and Landry Collins; three
sisters-in-law, Mary Louise Cooper, Nancy Malone, and Louise
Jeffers; several nieces and nephews, including five special
nephews, Billy Tate, Jimmy Tate, Charles Day Jr., Michael
Thompson, and Mike Cooper.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m., on Monday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow visitation at 8 p.m., Monday, July
28, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Donna Waddle
and the Rev. Eddie Malone will officiate. Family and friends are
asked to meet at Doughty-Stevens by 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 29,
2014, to go in procession to Union Cemetery in Newport for the
10 a.m. committal service. Active pallbearers will be Lynn
Dearstone, Gary McLain, Ben Lousey, Rodney Wilcox, Randy
Carter, and Douglas Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be his
nephews, the men of Ottway U.M. Church, his neighbors, the
nurses of the ICU at Takoma Regional Hospital, Dr. Dharmen
Patel and his staff, Dr. Candy Overholt, Lori Grabner, and the
staff of Amedisys Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ottway United
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home