Dennis Preston Cooper of Mexia passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Groesbeck Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joshua Blackmon and Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Cremation will follow Tuesday's service and a private family interment at a later date.
Dennis was born October 21, 1955 to Edward Earl Cooper and Fairy Lee (Blackmon) Cooper in Kountz. He was a machinest, retired from the NRG Power Plant in Limestone County.
Dennis was united in marriage with Pamela Diane Jones on January 17, 1975. Dennis Cooper never met a stranger. He was a friendly face to every-one and his smile was just the beginning to his wonderful sense of humor. Dennis was a devoted Houston Astros fan. He enjoyed grilling outside, fixing cars, and hanging out in his garage watching football. He was a jack of all trades and there was no job too big or too small. He enjoyed his daily trips into town to make his rounds visiting with everyone he seen. Dennis had a way of making people feel special whether it was a cashier at the store, a teller at the bank, or an old buddy from the Light Company. Dennis enjoyed spending the day with his dog, Selena and his grand-pup, Kirby. But his number one love was his wife and three sons. He took pride in his marriage and gave 100% of himself to his wife every day. He taught his sons to be men and how to treat a lady, how to be proud of where they came from, and he doted on them every chance he could. Dennis loved to tell stories and he captured your attention from the first story right down to the last. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leon Cooper, Harold Cooper and Gerald Cooper; and sister, Fannie Viola Cooper.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Diane Cooper of Mexia; son, Darren Keith Cooper of Mexia; son, Matthew Dean Cooper of Portland, Oregon; and son, Jeffrey Daniel Cooper of Mexia; two sisters, Ruby Edwards of Houston and Carolyn Saintes of Houston; six brothers, Lloyd Cooper of Houston, Glen Cooper of Lumberton, Billy Cooper of Houston, Terry Cooper of Channelview, Raymond Cooper of Houston, and Wayne Cooper of Liberty; and all his baby girls.