James “Jim” Cooper, 77, of De Kalb, Texas passed away on March 17, 2023. He was born March 21, 1945 to Oral and Lera Strain Cooper in De Kalb, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sheryl Sarman. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cooper; his children, Jamie Cooper, Jana Ruple, Jason Cooper; stepchildren, Mary Surber, Teri Faust, and Jason Jones; grandchildren, Casey Cooper, Hannah Mitchell, Zach Ruple, and Alex Ruple; step grandchildren, Jacob Jones, Taylor Jones, Josey Jones, Blaine Surber, Whitten Faust, and Will Faust; great grandchildren, Kelly Anne, Cade, and Colson Cooper, Addi Kate, Cooper Mitchell, and Landry Ruple; brother, Lee Roy Cooper and sister, Lynda Groom. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Chapelwood Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Chapelwood Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Ford officiating. Burial will be at Woodmen Cemetery in Dekalb, Texas under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home. Online registration

Published March 22, 2023