Tahlequah Daily Press

Obituaries

November 6, 2013

Thomas Marian Cooper

HULBERT — Services for Thomas Marian Cooper will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Kansas, Okla., with Pastor Terry Wofford officiating. The obituary will be delivered by Ned Phillips, and Tom’s son, Michael, will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be held at Kansas Cemetery.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers for Tom include Tony Phillips, Roy Phillips, Ned Phillips, Allen Belding, Steve Lusk and Paul Lusk. Honorary pallbearers include Brian Phillips, Chad Morrison, Casey Phillips and Jason Verbeck.

Thomas Marian Cooper was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Chickasha, the son of Jesse James and Geneva Levada (Etler) Cooper.

Tom worked as a maintenance mechanic for the National Can Corporation. He married the love of his life, Peggy Blanche Phillips, on April 17, 1954, in Stockton, Calif. This union was blessed with four children and 59 years of memories.

When he wasn’t working, Tom was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and camping. Traveling was a favorite pastime for Tom and his wife, enjoying trips anywhere from Oklahoma to Washington and Canada.

Tom was a soft-spoken gentleman who was very kind and generous to everyone. A Christian by faith, Tom was called to his eternal rest on Oct. 23, 2013, in Tahlequah, with his loved ones by his side. He was 78 years old. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Thomas Cooper; two sisters, Rosie Lee Martin and Mary Lucille Cooper; one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Nicole Pratt; one grandson, Daniel Joseph Pratt and one niece, Cindy Lee Martin.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Peggy Cooper, of the home; three children, Marion Radosevich and husband Joseph, of Prosser, Wash., Jacqueline Pratt and husband Jeff, of Benton County, Wash., and Michael Cooper and wife Kimberly, of Cape Fair., Mo.; two sisters, Margaret Jesse Speights of Stockton, Calif., and Geneva Mae Dvorak of Oklahoma City. His legacy lives on in his 10 grandchildren, Jeffery Pratt and wife Erin, Jesse George Cooper and wife Janelle, Joshua James Radosevich and wife Jessica, Jim Pratt, Jacob Edward Cooper, Michelle Frances Rush and husband Ben, Jennifer Lee McNutt, Benjamin Thomas Radosevich, Jordan Camille Pratt and Thomas Arthur Cooper; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.

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