Walter Cooper Sr., 85

 

 

 

Walter Cooper Sr. passed away on Jan. 9, 2010, at the Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 13, 1924, in East Wells, Vt., the son of Fred and Dorothy (Johnston) Cooper. Walter’s life work was farming. He had wanted to serve his country in the military but the government felt he was needed more at home on the farm, raising crops. Therefore, he was issued an agricultural deferral from the military. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He worked on occasion as a fuel delivery person for Race Oil. Walter was gifted in carpentry as well. He built his own home and those of other family members as well as more minor construction improvements at family homes. Walter was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Janice (Kinney) Cooper, on July 12, 2009. He was also predeceased by a sister, Marge Chmielewski. Survivors are two sons, Walter Cooper Jr. of North Clarendon, Vt., and Howard Cooper and his wife Roberta of Wells, Vt., and their children William Cooper and Rebecca  Hulett;  four daughters, Jeanette Parker and her husband, Peter, of Manchester Center, Vt., and their children Shawn Parker and Stephanie Sheldon, Mary Coon and her husband, James, of Salem and their children Thomas and Craig Coon, Susan Powell and her husband, Edward, of Potsdam and their children Sarah Powell and Laura McGillvray and Lois Raymond of Waddington and her children Charles, Kenneth and Samantha Raymond. He is also survived by two brothers Fred Cooper II and his wife, May, of Pawlet, Vt., and Ray Cooper and his wife, Cheryl, of Wells, Vt., as well as three sisters Vera Blakeley of Orwell, Vt., Nina Batcheldar of Maine and Reta McLaughlin and her husband, Fred, of Albany. He was also blessed with 10 great-grandsons and one on the way, and two great-granddaughters.

 

A funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, with the Rev. Thomas Zelker presiding. Calling hours were held Monday. Burial will be in the spring at Mountainview Cemetery West Pawlet, Vt.        

 

 

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