Ralph Junior Cooper was born on November 11,1956 in Beckley, West Virginia to Douglas and Betty Jean Dancy (Priest) Cooper. He went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. He was 64 years young.
Along with his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by his grandson Liam Jennings Cooper and his brothers LeRoy and John Dancy. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 43 years, Lawanda Sue Cooper; sons Johnathon (Angela) Cooper and William Jennings Cooper (Holly M. Meadows); three beautiful granddaughters McKenzie and Cheyenne Cooper and Kaelyn Meadows; sister Leona Kay (Bobby) Lambert; brother Freddie Cooper; sister Jennifer (Roger) Blevins; step-mother Evelyn Cooper; and many extended family and friends who will miss him greatly.
Ralph was a kind and loving soul who would help anyone who needed help. He would literally give the shirt off his back to help out. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially with his beloved granddaughters. In his free time he liked woodworking and salvaging wormy chestnut to make mantles and other fine pieces of furniture.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 11 am – 1 pm at the Chapel at Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center. A celebration of Ralph’s life will begin at 1:00 pm with Rev. Ernie Frances officiating. Interment will follow services at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens where his family and friends will lay him to rest. The family requests in lieu of flowers for donations to be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia in memory of Ralph.
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Hospice of Southern West Virginia Inc.
454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801