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John R. Cooper



John R. Cooper

1964 - 2016

John was born November 13, 1964 to  loving parents Gary C. and Kathryn "Kay" Cooper; dear grandson of Mary Paula Yourtee and the Late Victor LaPinta and Layman and Gladys (nee Valle) Cooper. Dear father of Kacie (Nick) Stanley, Courtney (fiance J.P. Mahn) Cooper and Kelly Cooper. Loving grandpa to Riley Rustemeyer. Dear husband of Lisa Cooper for 25 years.  Beloved brother of Dave (Teri) Cooper; dear uncle of Alex (Lauren Arnold), Ashley (James) Cooper, and Amber (Scott) Kinney; and great uncle of Chase, Summer and Dalton Cooper and Brodie Kinney. Our dear nephew and friend to many.

John made everyone that knew him laugh. He had a big smile, a bigger personality and never met a stranger. He graduated from CBC and played on the 1983 State Championship Hockey team. He also played on the St. Louis Junior Blues, and The Danville Dashers, winning the 1984 Walmar Cup.  John owned and operated McLaughlin Funeral Home for nearly 30 years. He liked fishing, hunting and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at Cooper's Farm. He will be greatly missed.


Services: Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 2 pm until 8 pm. at McLaughlin Funeral Home. Funeral Service Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10 am.

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, DeSoto, Missouri

Please do not send flowers or plants.  Memorials appreciated to St. Vincents Social Ministries, 1408 S. 10th St. St. Louis, MO 63104 or Morse Mill Baptist Church, 6955 State Hwy B, Dittmer, MO 63023



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