James Gary Cooper, Sr., 88


James Gary Cooper, Sr., 88, of Warren, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, March 29, 2024, at his home. He was born May 11, 1935, in Paragould, to the late James Roger Cooper and Elaine Allmond Cooper.
Gary was retired from the United States Postal Service and was a very active member and Deacon of First Baptist Church in Warren. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded by his loving wife, Jonnie Elle Dearman Cooper. Gary and his wife enjoyed their retirement camping and following their grandson Tripp in professional swimming activities all over the country. He served in the United States Army National Guard during the Korean War and was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite.
He is survived by a son, Jim Cooper (Dorothy) of The Woodlands, Texas; a daughter, Cindy Cooper of Fort Smith; grandson, Tripp Cooper of The Woodlands, Texas; a sister, Rita Kay Cooper of Little Rock; a sister-in-law, Mary Heffner of Cabot; niece and nephews, Chris Reighard, Tommy Heffner, Charles F. ''Chuck'' Dearman, Jr. and David Dearman; and step-grandchildren, David and Brandon Dunaway, Alexis, Nick and Klayton Dunaway, Katelynn Ashcraft and Fallon Ashley.
There was a private family graveside service at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. A visitation was held from 12-4 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2024, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home