Roger D. Cooper, 63

Roger D.  Cooper, 63, of Wabash, died at 4:15 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 12, 1951, in Wabash, to Charles Edward and Margory B. (Watson) Cooper.

Roger attended Wabash High School.  He married Debra Sue Collins in Wabash on December 23, 1972; she died April 8, 2012. He retired from Ford Meter Box after 40 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. His favorite pass times were watching his family play ball and spending time with his special dog, Molly. 

He is survived by his two children, Gary (Rita) Cooper and Leslie (George Samons) Cooper, both of Wabash; 10 grandchildren, Joshua Layne, Freddie Layne, Austin Cooper, Drew Cooper, Aubrey Cooper, Adeline Cooper, Reece Samons, Kaiden Samons, and Paisley Samons, all of Wabash, and Alexandria Sumpter of Denver; his brother, Charles (Lesa) Cooper of Peru; and his sister, Mary Catherine Cooper of Wabash.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Charlotte Burk.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m.  Friday, March 13, 2015,  at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips and Timothy Tyner officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society or Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Roger may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Mar 11