Richard H. Cooper Jr., 61

OCT. 26, 1950-MAY 2, 2012

May 03, 2012
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Richard Harold "Rick" Cooper Jr., 61, of 238 N. Colonial Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the University of Maryland Hospital.

Born Thursday, Oct. 26, 1950, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Richard Harold Cooper Sr. and Vernabelle (Rowland) Cooper of Hagerstown.

He graduated in 1969 from South Hagerstown High School.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, whom he had been together with for 20 years, Dorothy Ann Wiley Cooper of Hagerstown; daughter, Caitlain Cooper of Falling Waters, W.Va.; son, Richard H. Cooper III and wife, Michele, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; stepdaughters, Lisa Miller and husband, John, of Hagerstown, and Lynda Briggs and husband, Vic, of Nolensville, Tenn.; stepson, Mark Wiley and wife, Catrin, of Abilene, Texas; sister, Cheryle Humphries of Hagerstown; brothers, Curtis Cooper and wife, Sherry Brown Cooper, and Jeff Cooper and wife, Patti, both of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Richard H. Cooper IV, Latisha, Brittany and John Miller, Adam and Ryan Poffenberger, and Cody Wiley; great-grandchild, Treyvon Greene; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. James Nirappel officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to assist with medical expenses, c/o Lynda Briggs, P.O. Box 68, Nolensville, TN 37135.

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