(Below this obituary, please read a powerful tribute to Fr. Cooper from Morgan Allen)
The family will receive visitors from 5:00-7:00pm Monday, February 11 at Osborn Funeral Home, 3631 Southern Avenue in Shreveport and at the cathedral following the Tuesday Eucharist.
Father Cooper passed away Friday evening in Austin, TX of natural causes.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Annan Cooper of Shreveport; daughter Claire Rebouche and husband Darrell, also of Shreveport; daughter Ellen Cooper of Austin; grandchildren Christopher Rebouche, Madeleine Rebouche and Hannah Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Augustsus Stinson Cooper and Edythe Maricle Cooper of Ft. Worth, TX. He and Martha were married on August 29, 1959
He was born July 14, 1936 was educated in Ft. Worth public schools before graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He was Executive Vice President of First Federal Savings and Loan in Shreveport before dedicating his life to the priesthood.
His ministry led him to the Church of the Epiphany in New Iberia, LA where he served as rector. He also became rector at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Shreveport and at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Lafayette, LA. He served as Dean of the Convocation of Acadiana and as Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana.
He was instrumental in the formation of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Medical Ministry, which serves the Shreveport Convocation.
Memorial offerings should be made to the St. Luke’s Ministry, in care of St. Mark’s Cathedral.
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