Robert Jeffrey “Jeff” Cooper
By Kim Swindell Wood | February 6, 2019 10:22 am
Robert Jeffrey “Jeff” Cooper, 61, passed away Feb. 1 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical, after a long struggle with his health.
Mr. Cooper was born Feb. 4, 1957, to Bob and Williene Cooper.
He graduated from White County High, in 1975, and enlisted in the U.S. Army, in 1976. He was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, and later was a member of the National Guard.
He graduated from Tennessee Tech, in 1987, with a Bachelor of Science degree, in education, and later received his master’s in special education from Middle Tennessee State University. He worked in both traditional and non-traditional education systems for over 20 years.
Mr. Cooper was deeply dedicated to his family. He greatly appreciated nature, music, and literature. He was committed to learning and spent his entire life increasing his knowledge and teaching others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Williene.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cooper; three daughters, Claire, Grace, Sarah; and two grandchildren, Robbie and Brena.
Family and friends will gather 4-6 p.m., Feb. 8, 2019, for visitation at Willow Place Conference Center (Cascade Hall), with a service to begin at 6 p.m. The service will be followed by a time of remembrance with food and fellowship.
Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements.