of Batesville, AR
October 10, 1934 - February 26, 2021
Donald Floyd Cooper, 86, of Batesville passed away Friday, February 26, 2021.He was born October 10, 1934 in Trent, Texas to Floyd Mitchell Cooper and Mattie (Horton) Cooper. Donald was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In his early years Donald attended the University of Texas in El Paso, where he also played football as a receiver. He loved his family and spending time with them especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; he also enjoyed genealogy and folk music.Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Joan (Richards) Cooper, of the home; daughter, Sherri Christian of San Diego, California; three sons, David (Heather) Cooper and Robert (Beth) Christian both of Batesville, and Daniel Cooper of Los Angeles, California;; brother, Leroy (Ellen) Cooper of Burleson, Texas; sister, Pat Mann of Corvallis, Oregon; brother-in-law, Charles Richards of Batesville; thirteen grandchildren, Renee Tyler, Brandon Tyler, Cori Finnie, Drew Christian, Megan Chandler, Jessica Smith, Michael Swanson, Melanie Martin, Colby Cooper, Theodore Cooper, Sydney Cooper, Samuel Cooper, Maggie Christian; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Cooper; and daughter, Jeanene Vanderpool. A memorial service will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks and social distancing will be observed.
I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for your family during this time.
Don was a honest, kind, family loving, hard working man. An excellent example to those around him. I always enjoyed working with Don and respected him greatly. My condolences to all his family and friends. Rest in peace Don.
Don will always be a person I remember and look up too. He had a great influence on me. Travis Davis
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a special human being, great father, and a dear friend. He will be missed.Beth Grunland
Always enjoyed Don's company. growing up as a kid I had very fond memories of him with my aunt Joan in the west L.A. Culver city area. He had an awesome sense of humor. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Sincere condolences to all of you. I had great respect for Don.
Sorry for your lost.
A great person who I respected greatly.
My thoughts are with you on this sad day. Sorry it is not possible to be there.Love to all.Pat
You will, forever, be a beacon in ours lives, a bright spot in our day and will always be remembered with love.