Gary Cooper

Obituary of Gary Lee Cooper

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Gary Lee Cooper, 80, of Niles, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Riveridge Manor in Niles.


He was born on October 11, 1942, to the late William and Oreal (Persyain) Cooper in Monterey, Indiana.


On August 20, 1984, he married the former Teri Miller at a ceremony in Niles. When he married Teri, he also became a step-dad. He was very determined to being the best step-dad that he could, he attended as many games and events that he could. Gary was a bit of a perfectionist, and if often showed in the drawings he did, they were creative, yet precise. In his younger years enjoyed deer hunting, and fishing, up north with his friends, and family. In his more recent years, he enjoyed watching them in his yard.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, William Cooper.


Gary is survived by his wife, Teri of Niles; step-son, David (Annette) Miller of Niles; three grandchildren, Derek, Cassie, and Trisha; along with his siblings, Delbert Cooper, Beverly Haynes, Leona (George) Wilson, and Earlean Jones.


A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services. He will be laid to rest in Silverbrook Cemetery.


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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Brown Funeral Home
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
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