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Donald Leroy Cooper

March 25, 1930 — April 5, 2015

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 –
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