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David Harlin Cooper

David Harlin Cooper, age 66 of Mena passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

David was born on August 14, 1950 in Ft. Bragg, California to the late Claudie Cooper and the late Alene Birdsong Cooper. He was married to Shirley Halley for 43 years and proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Military Interrogator Instructor. He enjoyed many things in life, such as reading, playing war games, and listening to classical music. David loved to do woodworking, or as he would call it, “Butcher Wood.” He never met a stranger; he enjoyed talking to people about things in everyday life. David was a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by wife, Shirley Cooper of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Mary Cooper Sumter of Mckinleyville, California; nieces, Rhoda Sumter of Mckinleyville, California, Lorrie Henry and husband Mike of Mena, Arkansas, Nena Land and husband Gerald of Mena, Arkansas, Robin Tackett and husband Charlie of Russellville, Arkansas; nephews, Ray Sumter of Mckinleyville, California, David Sumter of Columbus, Georgia; and uncle, Dwight Birdsong and wife Mary of Atoka, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Roy Gene Cooper.

Memorial service will be Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.


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