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October 2, 2013

Brian K. Cooper

Athens — Funeral services for Brian Kenneth Cooper, 36, of Palestine will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Evangelistic Temple with the Rev. Lynn Stroud and the Rev. Keith Kniffen officiating.  Burial will follow at Rock Church Cemetery under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Brian passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his residence.

Brian was known as a family man.  His heart was his two sons, who were definitely his pride and joy.  He enjoyed being a Dad more than anything.  He loved his sons unconditionally.  He also loved his wife and was such a great provider for his family.

 Brian was the type of person that brightened up a room by just being in it.  He had a huge personality and heart, and could make even the most somber person laugh.  He was just fun. 

He always had a smile on his face.  He was always there to lend a hand and help anyone in need.  He also took pride in being a hard worker.  He had a work ethic unlike most.  It made him proud to support and provide for his family.  He always did whatever job he was doing a 100-percent plus some. 

He loved riding the backroads and listening to music with his boys.  One of his most favorite things was being in the hayfield riding his tractor and baling hay, he had done that since he was a young boy. 

He also had a passion for truck driving.  He loved cattle hauling the most.  He enjoyed riding 4-wheelers and spending time with his family.  Brian always lived life to the fullest.  Everyone he came in contact with loved him immediately.  He will be greatly missed by so many.

Brian is preceded in death by two grandfathers, Herbert Cooper and Clyde Bird, and grandmother, Mildred Cooper.

Brian is survived by: his wife of 17 years, Monica Cooper; sons, Kolby and Chase Cooper; mother and stepfather, Beverly and Bud Scheppler; father and stepmother, Ken and JoAnne Cooper; grandmother, Juanita Bird; sisters, Becky Spears and husband Tom, Beth Mohan and husband Cody; nieces, Madison Spears, Morgan Spears, and Adyson Mohan; nephew, Hayden Mohan; and many more family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Isabell, Brandy Bird, Chris Ingram, Kevin McDonald, Wilsey “Booger” McMahon, Kelly Murphy, Steven McCreary, Dustin Stibbins and Jason White.

A visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel.

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