Jerry Cooper Class 1947

Enter Service:
Branch U. S. Marines
Birth 2/24/1930
Died: 1/19/2004
Buried: Brownsville Height Cemetery, Brownsville, MD


As originally published on Wednesday, January 21, 2004.

Mr. Jerry Elsworth Cooper, 73, of 903 East C Street, Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 19 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was the husband of the late Mabel Chaney Cooper.
Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Knoxville, he was a son of the late William I. Cooper and Mabel Darr Cooper.
     He was a retired carman with the B&O Railroad at Brunswick with 44 years of service. He was a member of the New York Hill United Methodist Church at Brunswick and a 50-year member of Brunswick Lodge 191, A.F.&A.M.
     He was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
Mr. Cooper was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
     Survivors include, a daughter, Lora F. Shores and husband Randy of Knoxville; a son, Greg M. Cooper of Brunswick; three sisters, Helen L. Weaver of Walnut Cove, N.C., Alice M. Oakes of Rohrersville, and Delores M. Caufman of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one brother, Jackie L. Cooper of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Pvt. David Shores and wife Kim of Fort Hood, Texas, and Dawn Shores of Knoxville; and twin great-grandsons, Austin and Tyler Shores.
     Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Dora Jane Coyle.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 23 11 a.m., at Brownsville Heights Cemetery, Brownsville, where the Rev. Noni Sigler and the Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.
     Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to New York Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, Md. 21716.
Pallbearers will be Tom Sigler, Bob Oakes, Leonard Brooks, Joe Gordon, Harold Webber and John Nelson.
     Honorary pallbearers will be Herman "Nook" Deener and Cliff Thompson