James “Coop” W. Cooper

August 7, 1939 - November 14, 2016

08/07/1939 - 11/14/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday November 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - South Wheeling Chapel
3828 Jacob Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-5444 | Directions
Visitation
Thursday November 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - South Wheeling Chapel
3828 Jacob Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-5444 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday November 18, 2016
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Service
Friday November 18, 2016
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - South Wheeling Chapel
3828 Jacob Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-5444 | Directions
James W. “Coop” Cooper, 77, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Monday, November 14, 2016, in Ohio Valley Medical Center.
Coop was born August 7, 1939 in Wheeling (Greggsville), a son of the late Carl and Luella M. (Humble) Cooper.  He was retired from Ohio County Schools, and was a member of the former St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, South Wheeling.  He was also a member of the P.A.P. Club and Cave Club, and an avid WVU Mountaineer and Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, Carl Richter, Raymond Ullom and Terry “Moe” Byard.
Coop is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Linda K. (Richter) Cooper; three sisters-in-law, June Ullom of Wheeling, Kathy Byard of Martins Ferry, Ohio and Brenda Richter of Wheeling; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and Coop’s loving pets, Hazelnut, Oreo, Curly and Baby.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Thursday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, South Wheeling (Beiswenger) Chapel, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 10 am, Friday, November 18, 2016.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greggsville United Methodist Church, 50 GC&P Road, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.TMCfunding.com (Click Here).  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
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Barbara Stephens, friend/aide
5 years ago

Linda and family, I am sorry about Jim’s passing away. He was such a nice guy. He would growl but you knew he was a teddy bear.

J
6 years ago

I am sorry for your loss. God promises at Revelations 21.4 that one day death will be no more. I hope this brings you and your family comfort at this difficult time.

Helen Mays
6 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with the entire Cooper family I will miss you at bingo Mr. Cooper I will tell Bev to slow down your famous words

DAVID WELLING SR
6 years ago

So sorry to hear this Linda. RIP Jim.

Susan Nikolaus Enkiri
6 years ago

Dear Linda and family, so sorry to hear about Coop. I remember so many stories of you guys tailgating with my parents in Morgantown. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Susan Nikolaus Enkiri

Milton Campbell
6 years ago

When a dear loved one passes in death, it is a painful experience for the family. Sorry for your loss. Happily, death does not end it all. Our lord Jesus Christ promised a resurrection of the dead, when he said, “do not be amazed at this because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs (grave) will hear is voice and come out.” This is a sure promise, that millions now dead will live again, on the soon to be restored paradise earth. When God’s will is been done on earth as it is in heaven. A solid basis for comfort. (John 5:28, 29; Matthew 6:10).

Sharon McGee
6 years ago

Linda and family..Just heard about your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort in this difficult time. May he RIP. Sharon(Tyke’s ex-wife)

SHARON MARSHALL
6 years ago

Linda and family, We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy’ s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. From Skip and Sharon Marshall and family, Hampstead, NC