Arthur Marlon “Art” Cooper

Published 8:46 am Monday, November 30, 2015

Arthur Marlon “Art” Cooper, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.
A native of Mount Kisco, N.Y., he was a son of the late Arthur Sterling and Florence Darringer Cooper. He had lived in Tennessee for over 40 years.
Art was a graduate of Cornwall Academy, Great Barrington, Mass., and Union College, Barboursville, Ky. He was a retired Artist. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton, but attended Central Baptist Church, Johnson City.
Art was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Maxine Estep.
Survivors include his wife, Jill Estep Cooper; two sons, Kurt Cooper and wife Stephanie, Sneedville, Tenn., and Jung Cooper and wife Kelly, Rogersville, Tenn.; a daughter, LaWrenn Cooper, Oslo, Norway; five granddaughters, Tabitha, Jenah, Chloe, Cassie and Jaclyn Cooper; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Bob Morgan, Wendstead, Conn.; a niece, Laura Hoyt Johnson, St. Augustine, Fla.; his sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Jeff Wright, Johnson City; and his four-legged babies, Bella and Red.
Funeral services for Arthur Marion “Art” Cooper will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Tapp and the Rev. Paul Webb officiating. Music will be provided by Debbie Gouge. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Judge Stacy Street, Judge Robert Cupp, Terry Arnold, Chris Wright, Jordan Wright, Leonard Peters, Todd Wiggins and Art Smithdeal. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Kay, Rubin Pierce, Allen Goodwin, Ken Long, Mike and Sara Sellers, The First Judicial District, judges, clerks and employees and employees of Memorial Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website:
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Cooper family.

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