RICH CREEK, W.Va. — Raymond Lee Cooper Sr., 57, of Rich Creek, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 17, 2013, from his home after a short illness.
Born February 22, 1955, at Burnwell in Kanawha County, he was a son of Rosalie Bateman Cooper Toler of Rita and the late Winfield Scott Cooper Sr. Also preceding him in death was his grandson, Cruiz Matthew Cooper; two sisters, Lucille Frances Marcum and Barbara Jean McCoy; one brother, Richard Cooper, and his parents-in-law, Eldon and Freda Mae Thompson Adkins.
Raymond was a retired security guard and attended Orville Holiness Church when he was able. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially the special day each week he and his mother had set aside to spend together.
Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rebecca Adkins Cooper; children, Thomas (Mandy) Adkins of Accoville, Sally (Craig) Lamb of Rita, Gwendolyn Cooper of Freeburn, Ky., and Raymond Lee Cooper Jr., at home; nine grandchildren, Britt, Thomas Jr., Caden, Kendra, and Cameron Adkins, Craig, Whittney, and Michael Lamb, and Becky Rae Cooper; three sisters, Denise (Danny) Perry of Chapmanville, Florence (Ray) Webb of Georgia, and Naomi McCoy of Lake; two brothers, Winfield (Connie) Cooper Jr. of Rita and John (Juanita) Cooper of Madison Creek; one brother-in-law, Walter Marcum Jr. of Madison Creek; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at noon Monday, January 21, at the Rita Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Hawkins and Rev. Robbie Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Thompson Cemetery at McConnell.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.