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Donald Leroy Cooper

Donald Leroy Cooper, age 85, of Shoals, Indiana entered into eternal rest on April 5th, 2015 after an extended illness.

He was born on March 25th, 1930 in Anderson, Indiana to Joseph and Hazel (Smith) Cooper.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, cherished wife of 66 years – Phyllis Joann (Palmer), (1) Daughter – Dixie Lynn, (1) Sister – Kathryn Scott, father and mother-in-law – Edward and Emma (Helmic) Clark, (2) Brothers and sisters-in-law, (1) Niece and (1) Nephew.

Mr. Cooper retired in 1986 from Delco-Remy Division of GM as a production supervisor with 37 ½ years of service.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and stationed in Germany serving as a Military Police Officer.

Donald spent his pastime enjoying landscaping, wood crafting and was an avid IU basketball fan.

He is survived by:

(1) Son Scotty L and wife Jane Cooper Shoals, Indiana

(2) Grandchildren (5) Great-Grandchildren

(3) Nieces (3) Nephews

His constant companion and beloved pet – Brandi Rae

Mr. Cooper’s family would like to express their everlasting gratitude to Dr. Matthew Waldron and his staff, and also nurses Deena, Norma and Christy from Gentiva Hospice.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at East Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson, Indiana at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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My condolences to your family. I wanted to express my appreciation for your loved one's service to our great nation. We owe our veterans so much and I hope that God will help you find the peace during this difficult time to ease any heartache.

Matt Apr 13 2015 12:00 AM

Scotty and family-We are saddened by this news. As you know, many of us have many fond and not-so-fond memories of those long ago Delco Remy days. What a joy Don was to work with. We hope your many fond memories will sustain you now and in the future.

Jack Ke_sling and family Apr 8 2015 12:00 AM

Donald was to fun and interesting to talk. He will be missed.
my condolences to Scotty,Jane, Fawn and Leif

Sandy Gordon Apr 6 2015 12:00 AM