Kenneth Willard Cooper, 77, of Aurora, passed away Nov. 7, 2012, in Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland, Md.
He was born May 5, 1935, at Dryfork, a son of the late Benjamin Eston and Ethel Catherine Harper Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen Feather Cooper; son, Daryl Cooper; brothers, Harding, Howard and Eston Junior Cooper; and infant sister, Beatrice.
He is survived by once son, Derick Cooper of Aurora; two daughters, Denise Cooper of Cumberland, Md., and Darinda (Kevin) Turley of Short Gap; three sisters, Lois Davis of Roanoke, Va., Marie Matheny of Ohio, and Marilee Huntley of California; 10 grandchildren, Justin and Jason Bachtel, Jennifer Robinson, Joni Miller, Nathan Turley, Michael Shay, Misty Hedrick, Tim and Emily Cooper and Ashley Lawrence; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cooper was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He enjoyed working on the farm as well as hunting. He retired as a mechanic for Mettiki coal mines.
Friends will be received Sunday, Nov. 11, at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Hinkle Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Hickman officiating. Interment will follow in Flanagan Hill Cemetery.
Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.hinklefuneralhome.com.