Ocean City Today

Clifford D. Cooper, Jr.

Jul 06, 2017

printed 07/07/2017


Clifford D. Cooper, Jr., age 88, of Bishopville, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin.

He was born Nov. 17, 1928 in Bishopville, Maryland and was the son of the late Clifford D. Sr. and Vina M. (Savage) Cooper.

Cliff was a long time member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville where he served as chairman of the Board, Sunday School superintendent and Sunday School teacher for many years.

He was one of the founding members of Friends of Bishopville Cemetery. Cliff was also the first PTA president of Showell Elementary School. During his children’s younger years he was a very active member of the area baseball and softball Little League and scouting. He enjoyed camping and fishing with his family and spending time with both his immediate and extended family.

He retired from Dresser Industries after 32 years of service at which time he returned to the family farm to continue farming and raising chickens. He was also a U.S. Army veteran and a member of USFA – United States Forces Austria.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean M. Cooper of Bishopville; three children, William C. Cooper and wife, Linda; Stuart D. Cooper and wife, Beth and Andrea C. Adams and husband, Charles all of Bishopville; four grandchildren, Lauren Truitt (Jesse), Claire Cooper (Travis), Erica Adams and Mitchell Cooper; and one great-granddaughter, Skylar Truitt.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville with Rev. Paul Sherwood officiating.  Friends may call an hour before the service at the church from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will be immediately following the funeral at the Bishopville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Wilson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 375, Bishopville, Maryland 21813, or to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21802.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.

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