Mr. John Michael Cooper, age 73 of LaFollette, was called to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Mr. Cooper enlisted in the United States Army in May of 1962 and served actively as a SFC Radio Operator, until 1964. John re-enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and served his beloved country for 20 years. In 2006 John joined the Campbell County Honor Guard where he served as Guard Vice Commander. John retired from the State of Tennessee in 2006 after 40 years of employment. He is preceded in death by mother, Cleo Card Cooper, father, Chester “Chet” Cooper, sisters-in-law, Kathy Cooper and Deborah Jones Miller, and nephew, Dan Cooper.
He is survived by wife, Martha Lee Jones Cooper; daughter, Pam Cooper Fekete and husband, Paul; son, Michael Cooper; step-children, Lakean Wilson, Joni Seiber, and Johnny Mack Seiber and wife, Janet; grandchildren, Whitney Cooper, Eli Cooper, Blake Cooper, Tyler Cooper, Tanner Seiber, Cooper Jack Seiber, Nicholas Fekete, Jessica Fekete, and Brittany Fekete; three brothers, Richard Cooper, Dan Cooper, and Ben Cooper and wife, Billie; mother-in-law, Cleda Jones. John is survived by his special friends, Alvin Carmany, Larry Slover, James “Jay” Ayers, and Ralph Smith. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services Wednesday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Arnold, and Rev. Allen Shepherd officiating. Family and friends will meet Thursday 10:15 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens for graveside services and interment with Military Honors conducted by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday before services at Walters Funeral Home. Online condolences for Mr. Cooper may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John Michael Cooper.