Robert Coop

{August 5, 1949 - May 21, 2013}

Robert Leroy Coop, Jr., 63, of Gorin died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in the emergency room of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

He was born the son of Robert Leroy and Mattie Belle Coop on August 5, 1949 in Keokuk.

Robert married the former Jacqueline Mills on November 2, 1976 in Keokuk.  She preceded him in death on June 10, 2009.

The Coops settled in Gorin.  Robert loved to do carpentry work.   They attended the Gorin Baptist Church and he loved his family very much.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a son, Robert Leroy Coop III.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeanette Jones and husband Jerry of Gorin and Alisha (known as Daisy by her father) Coop, all of Gorin; sisters, Gail and husband Max Gutting of Kahoka, Cindy Miller of Gorin, and Jeannie Balmer of Kahoka;   brothers, Richard Coop of Gorin, David Coop of St. Patrick, and Tom Coop of Keokuk; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Gorin Baptist Church with Mark Drummond officiating.   Burial will be in the Gorin Cemetery.

Visitation is from 12-8 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at the Gerth Funeral Home in Memphis with the family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Coop family.

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  1. Gail & Cindy
    So very for the loss of your father. Words can not express how you all feel but he will always be with you in your heart. Remember the happy moments and all the great memories you have of him. God Bless you all.
    The Kearns

    Comment by Harry & Teresa Kearns on May 25, 2013 at 3:51 am
  2. May God Bless your family during this difficult time. Remember Robert will always be in your hearts forever and is at peace in Heaven.
    God Bless..
    Jan Redmond

    Comment by Jan Redmond on May 26, 2013 at 12:24 am

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