Cooper, Lester J. 86, of Moundsville, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, OH.
He was born March 27,1926 in New Martinsville, West Virginia the son of the late Lester P. and Merle Bates Cooper and Ruth Ruble Cooper.
Lester was retired from the U.S. Stamping Company, a U.S. Army Disabled Combat Veteran who served in WWII, a member of the Moundsville V.F.W Post 437 , the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Four Square Church of Moundsville.
In Addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Bradley Cooper; daughter, Susan Woods, brother, Gary Cooper and sister, Virginia South.
Lester is survived by his son, Nile (Rose) Cooper of Moundsville; two daughters, Carol Higginbottom of Martins Ferry, OH. and Cathy (Pat) Edwards of Moundsville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, May 24th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Care Chapel, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Friday, May 25th, at 11am with Rev. Robert Muster officiating, along with the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting their rites.
Interment will follow at Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Erie, Pa. at 1645 west 8th Street, Erie, PA. 16505.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.carechapel.com
Arrangements entrusted to CARE Funeral and Cremation Service Moundsville, WV.