H.D. “Bub” Cooper went to be with his Heavenly Father on December 22, 2019. Bub was born on June 20, 1947 to Ted and Elsie Dempsey Cooper in Summerville, Georgia. Bub graduated from Trion High School in 1965 and The University of Georgia in 1969. Bub went on to serve in Vietnam that same year after graduating in 1969. Bub worked in real estate, enjoyed auctioneering and his pine straw business. He loved his family dearly and found abundant joy spending time with his beautiful grandchildren, Luke and Lo. He cherished each day that he had on this earth. He always said, “Today is a good day because I have been given another day”. His positivity and fun loving personality radiated to everyone he knew and met. His legacy will always be his positivity that he showed throughout his life.
Bub is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ted and Elsie Cooper. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Wanda Cooper, son Matt(Stephanie) Cooper, daughters, Leigh Ann(Tim) Kay and Wendy (Ronald) Harris, grandchildren Luke and Lo Cooper and sisters Joan DuBois and Ann Ward as well as his nephews, Rob DuBois and Jeff Ward, nieces Missy Braswell and Melody Davis, uncles Tab and Buddy Dempsey. The family would like to thank Dr. David Morgan at Vanderbilt for his excellent care for 12 years.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Hutch Garmany officiating.
Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jeremy Ash, Luke Cooper, Rob DuBois, Trey DuBois, Mason DuBois, Ronald, Harris, Tim Kay, Sam Talley, Mike Wright, Jeff Ward and Colby Wood. Honorary pallbearers are Ben Potts, Bruce Potts, Rick Potts, and Jeff Potts.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bub’s name to: American Cancer Society P.O. Box 42040 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 3704 Memphis, Tennessee 38101-2132.
The family will receive friends 4-8 PM Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
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