Wilma Jean Cooper

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wilma Jean Cooper, 80, of Salem, Ark., passed away, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Salem.

She was born in Opposition, Ark. on Nov. 16, 1938, daughter of the late Leslie and Idell (Holder) Hathcoat. Wilma spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was united in marriage to Gary Cooper on March 2, 1961 at Mammoth Spring Church of Christ in Mammoth Spring, Ark. During her working years, Wilma worked for the Salem School District for 30 years. Wilma was a member of the Salem Church of Christ in Salem. She enjoyed antiques, flowers, birds, photography and fishing and loved gardening and canning.

Wilma is survived by her husband, Gary Cooper of Salem; daughters, Annette Scribner and husband Kevin of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., Jannette Cooper of Viola, Ark. and Kay Cooper Brooks and husband Homer of Jonesboro, Ark.; grandchildren, Thomas Cooper and wife Jennifer of Salem, Megan Calloway and husband James of Jonesboro, Ark., Kaitlin Lamborn and husband Christian of Rogers, Ark. and Homer Brooks, IV of Fort Smith, Ark.; great grandchildren, Ayden, Carter, Emery, Kylan, Johnathan, Jacob and Jacey and sister, Debby Hathcoat Baldridge of Ravenden, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Idell Hathcoat.

Funeral services were Friday, July 5 with Bro. Mike Yates officiating at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem. Interment followed at Gum Springs Cemetery in Viola. Visitation was held prior to funeral services.

Pallbearers included: Thomas Cooper, Tracy Francher, Keith McHenry, Rick Saunders, John Cawvey and Kelly Batterton.

Online condolences may be made at www.dotycoxblevins.com.