Curtis L. Cooper, age 47, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Janice Faye Tipton Cooper and the late George P Cooper. Curtis served in the United States Navy and was employed as a Chemical Operator for Eastman. He was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. Curtis enjoyed the Southeastern Autorama, golf and was an avid Vols fan. In addition to his father, Curtis is preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Dorothy & John C. Tipton; and paternal grandparents: Marcus & Vira Cooper.
In addition to his mother, Curtis has left behind to cherish his memories: his wife of 24 years; Jill Ervin Cooper of Unicoi
Daughter: Deanna Brooke Cooper of the home
Sister: Christy Runnion of Erwin
Nieces: Hannah Runnion of Erwin
Madison Dykes of Kingsport
Nephew: Dylan Dykes of Kingsport
Mother-in-law & Father-in-law: Charles & Midge Ervin of Erwin
Brother-in-law: & Sister-in-law: Julie & Lance Dykes
Several Cousins, Aunts and Uncles
The family request the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Curtis L. Cooper in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM, Monday, May 26, 2014, at Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and will continue until the service time on Monday. Reverend Noah Taylor and Reverend Danny Hughes will officiate. A committal service will be at 1:45 PM, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the V. A. Mountain Home Cemetery with Military Honors. Serving as pallbearers is Franklin Holton, Paul Wilkins, Steve Strickland, Gary Sparks, Lance Dykes, Adam Bess, Steven Tipton, James Eddenfield, Rick France and Calvin Edwards. Serving as honorary pallbearers is Southeastern Autorama Members and Eastman Co-workers. Those who are attending, please meet at the cemetery on Tuesday at 1:45 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deanna Cooper College Fund, C/O First Tennessee Bank, 210 Gay Street, Erwin, TN 37650.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Curtis Luther Cooper through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.