of Paris, AR
October 8, 1933 - March 7, 2021
Charles Cooper, Jr., age 87, of Paris, Arkansas, died Sunday, March 7, 2021 at his home. Charles was born October 8, 1933 in Pansy, Arkansas to Charles and Ola Vinson Cooper. He was a graduate of Hermitage High School, University of Arkansas at Monticello and UAMS College of Pharmacy, with a B.S. in Pharmacy. He owned and operated Cooper Drug in Paris, Arkansas and was retired from Mercy Hospital Paris where he served as Director of Pharmacy. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paris, where he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees and was a youth leader for several years. He was a licensed lay leader of the Methodist Church, a member of Kiwanis Club of Paris, a member of Arkansas Pharmacists Association and a member of the UAMS Half Century Club. He was a sponsor and baseball coach at Paris Boys Club for many years. Charles was a United States Air Force veteran having served in the Korean War.Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, J. W. Cooper and a sister, Faye Cooper Parnell. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joye White Cooper; two daughters, Deborah Cooper Holderfield and husband, Scotty of Herbine; Candace Cooper Rieth and husband, Marlon of Conway; one son, Charles (Artie) Cooper and wife, Vicky of Fort Smith; eight grandchildren, Zachary Holderfield and wife, Collin of Fayetteville; Christopher Charles Cooper and wife, Hannah of Rogers; Mackenzie Holderfield and wife, Mindi of Holden, Maine; Ashley Cooper and Matthew Henriques of Marion; Colin (Alex) Rieth of Conway; Charles Aaron Rieth of University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; Morgan Stem of Fort Smith; and Madison Stem of Fort Smith; three great grandchildren, Gabriel, Annagale and Ever Lior of Holden, Maine; one sister, Gladys Cooper Jones of Camden; two nieces, Fern Jones Slocum of Camden and Amy Parnell Williams of Warren; two nephews, Dean Parnell of Camden, Danny Cooper of South Carolina, several great nieces and nephews, and extended family member, Kristi Pfeiffer. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris. A graveside service will be held at Prosperity Cemetery in Herbine, Arkansas on Thursday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. Family will be available for visitation an hour prior to the funeral service. Pallbearers are Zachary Holderfield, Christopher Cooper, Mackenzie Holderfield, Ashley Cooper, Colin Rieth and Charles Rieth. Honorary pallbearers are Rick and Karen Richards and members of Kiwanis Club of Paris. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Prosperity Cemetery, c/o Scotty Holderfield, 14310 Hwy. 35 South, Rison, AR 71665 or The First United Methodist Church, 205 North Elm, Paris, Arkansas 72855.
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I'm so sorry to see this. My condolences. Joye I kept hearing Elvira on the radio. I had to check. I will also remmber Charles peeking in the door singing Wake Up Little Susie.Karen
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our parents and teachers are slipping away from this life. I still remember when "the Cooper family" came to Paris and took over the Rexall Drug Store on the corner across from the city offices... bought from the Fred Raney family. Charles made it a pleasure to shop in the store, get RX filled. His support of kids, church, family has helped Paris be a better place to live. He will be missed. Love and prayers, Janet Ehren Gathright
My sweet , kind, always happy Uncle Charles, you will be greatly missed. You are now free & flying high. Until we all meet again, I love you!!
We are so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He was a special man to all of this community! We are praying that God will surround you all with His peace, comfort, and love.
Prayers for Joye and the Cooper family. Charlie was a wonderful friend and coworker. He was a man of great integrity, principals, hard work ethics, empathy and friendship. The world was a better place for Charlie and a worse place without him. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
We are very sorry to hear of Charles’s passing. Prayers and comfort to Joye, Debbie, Artie, Candy and family.
Joye so sorry for your loss. You & your family in my Prayers!
Precious man & family! Charles will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all - Joye, Debbie & Scotty, Artie & Vickie, Candy & Marlon. We love you all - hugs n prayers with much love.
My love and prayers go out to the Charles Cooper Family. Charles was a good man who helped many people. Not only did he have the medicine you needed, but he was always willing to advise you how to take it for your own comfort. He definitely made a difference in this world and will be missed by all who knew him. May God bless his family through this difficult time and days to come.
Joye, Debbie, Artie, and families, I was sad to hear of Charlie‘a passing. He was one of the nicest men I have ever known. He was kind , patient, friendly, and Godly in every thing he did. Every time I think of him I will see him walking down the hall of Mercy Paris. I was honored to work with him. My prayers are for God’s peace and comfort to surround you in the days to come. Love to all. William and Patti Bench.
So very sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Very sorry for your loss prayers be with you all.
Charlie was a great guy. He will be missed. I was glad to work with him and Joye for 17 yrs. RIP Charlie.
Aunt Joye and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Charles. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all. Ron and Glenda
Prayers of comfort to the family. He was an amazing person. Heaven has truly gained an angel.
So Sorry to heard about Mr. Cooper. He will be missed by everybody. Joye ,Debbie ,Artie & Candy and families are in my thoughts and prayers. He is now your angel. Love, Sheila & family
So Sorry to heard about Mr. Cooper. He will be missed by everybody. Joye ,Debbie ,Artie & Candy and families are in my thoughts and prayers. He is now your angel.
Coop, we send our condolences to you and your entire family for the passing of your father. From all the fond and funny stories you have shared with us, I am sure there will never be another man like him. Sending you our prayers, thoughts, and love to you and Ms. Vickie.
We are thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Charles's most remarkable life. Love Ray and Carla
Roger and I send our heartfelt sympathy. May God be close to you and your family now and may your memories bring you peace. Roger and Becky
We have many fond memories of pharmacy school years.
Sorry to hear of this. He and Joye have been great citizens and supporters of Paris. They also have shared their love with everyone there. "Well done, good and faithful servant."
Thoughts and prayers.
A fine Christian gentleman and we were blessed to have met and known Charlie, Joye, and their family; very honored to call them friends. Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers.Terry and Kelle Kyle
So sorry for your loss Joyce. Praying for you and your family!!
I was sad when I heard of Charlie's passing. I was prevledged to have him for my pharmacist many years. He was one smart man and gave me lots of good advice about medications. I would always trust his judgment. Not only was he my pharmacist I consider him, Joye and children dear friends. Earth's loss, Heaven's gain. My love and sympathy. Monty
Dear Joye!Troy and I send our condolences to you and all members of your family on the passing of your beloved husband Charlie.We will pray for the progress of Charlie’s soul in the spiritual world.- Ferdos and Troy Copsy .
Many prayers for this family. I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Joye, Charlie was such a good man who has done so much for our community and has touched many of our hearts throughout the years. I pray for peace for you and your family to help guide you through this difficult time and the days ahead. My heartfelt condolences to each and every one of your family.
He and his family helped me do some special projects at the Methodist Church in Paris. Peace be with him and his family.
Joye & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Charles was a person who was a follower of Christ and loved sharing his faith with others by loving everyone he encountered. Prayers for the family that God provides peace and strength during this time of sorrow.
I am sorry. Pattie
We are very sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He and Joye were very welcoming to us when we came to town. Spent many years with him in Church. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends.
So sorry for your loss. Sending you our condolences at this time.
I was so shocked to see that Mr. Cooper has passed. Sending our deepest sympathy to Joye, Candy, Marlon, and all the family. I know how much he meant to all of you and we are deeply saddened. God Bless and comfort you at this difficult time!
So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Hope you can have comfort in knowing that he’s in a much better place now. Prayers for all the Cooper family.
Charles was a such a good man, good husband, father, friend and Christian leader and mentored many both directly and indirectly by the way he lived his life. We will miss him, but we know where he is today and we rejoice in that as we celebrate a life well lived.
Joye, Charlie was such a huge part of our church. He will truly be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Charles was a wonderful man. I looked up to him in our church circle. I send Joye and her family lots of love and hugs!
Deb and family, so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I'm praying for ya'll as you go thru the next few days. Rick & Marsha Rawls
I'm so sorry to hear of Mr Cooper's passing. Prayers for the family.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you Joyce & your family. We have such fond memories of Charles & your family during our time in Paris.Mike & Mary
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.
They don’t come any better than Charles Cooper. Thoughts and prayers for the family. God bless.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of the entire Cooper family as you remember and celebrate Mr. Cooper’s life. Charlotte and Allisen Penn
Truly a good and kind man. Our Love and prayers to Joye and family. So very sorry for your loss.
Charlie was such a wonderful man! His family has always been very special to me—he was like a second dad to me. Not only was he a member of my church and my first employer, he was my friend. Prayers for Joye, Debbie, Candy, Artie and the grandkids and greats. Charlie will forever be missed. 🙏❤️
We are so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a very special man. He was always smiling and had a kind word. Prayers for all his family.
So sorry Coach. Your dad sounded like such a fine man, serving his country and community. My dad was in the Korean War also (Army). He’ll be 90 in October. Keeping your family in our prayers ❤️
Thoughts and prayers for the Cooper family. Mr. Cooper was good man to work for!
Although we never grew up close to your family, Aunt Joye, you and Uncle Charles were always loving and kind and a joy to be around. I am so sorry for your loss. You and the family will remain in our prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of Mr Cooper's passing. Prayers for all the family for comfort and peace.
Charles left the biggest footprint on this earth I have every seen. If we all poured the good in us into our kids and grandkids the way Charles has done all his life this world would be a much better place. Our lives are better from having known Charles and his wonderful wife Joye.
Chuck and I are so sorry to hear of your sweet Daddy’s death. Prayers you and your family. Lisa and Chuck
Prayers for the Cooper family. He was a very fine man and it reflects in children he raised. May God's peace and comfort be with you at this time.
always enjoyed being around him. Charlie was a joy to know. Joy and family, our hearts and prayers are with you
So sorry too hear about Uncle Charles. He will truly be missed. May he rest in peace.
Joye, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Charles will be missed.
I have fond memories of Charlie, he was a great guy. I know he will be missed by many.❤️
So sorry o hear of Charlie’s passing. We love you and your family. I called to let Randy know and he said Debbie had contacted him. Mr. Cooper and Joy were very special to him. We will be praying for all of you.Rhonda White
Good friend in Crist
Extending our thoughts & prayers of comfort for your family as your husband, dad, grand & great dad now rests in the arms of his Lord and Savior. He was always a pleasure to interact with in our beautiful town of Paris. He will be missed by many friends.
Good man! Always a smile on his face. Condolences to the family.
Aunt Joye, Uncle Charles was a darling and he will be missed. We love you. We are praying for you and the family.
Prayers for the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate his life.
So sorry for your loss. Loved working with Mr Cooper at the Paris Hospital all those years ago.
I will never forget those morning drives to Ozark Pharmacy. Mr. Cooper was a great man with a wealth of knowledge and I enjoyed listening to his stories and learning from him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Misty & Marcus Ullrich
Artie and family,We are so sorry for your loss. We know you will miss him dearly.
Mrs. Cooper and family, Please accept my sincere sympathy. Sincerely, Celeste Fox
This is a great loss for Paris. He was loved by many. May the Lord wrap his arms of comfort around the family at this time of sorrow and loss.
So sorry to hear this. Charles was my first boss when I started working. He was a great man. My prayers for the family.
He will be dearly missed.
Mrs. Cooper, Artie and family, We loved Mr.Cooper so much such a deluge to have known him he will be missed our thoughts and prayers are with you.... love you guys Ricky and Kit Brooks