Clifford Paul Cooper
Born on Feb. 14, 1932
CLIFFORD PAUL COOPER
PALACIOS - Clifford Paul Cooper was born on February 14, 1932 in Nixon, Texas to George and Ima Ivy Cooper. He passed peacefully on June 7, 2013 surrounded by his family.
Paul moved to Palacios, Texas in the early 40's. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and served in the Korean War as a Master Sergeant. He married the love of his life, Frankie Faye Stallard on June 11, 1955. To this union, sons, Stephen and Rodney Cooper were born. He worked in the oil industry and retired from Neumin Production Company as Production Supervisor. After retirement, he spent 9 years as a professional guide at the King Ranch. His passion was hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He worked with kids in 4-H and also helped popularize Team Roping. Farming and ranching were also a very big part of his life. He lived a very active lifestyle in the Deutschburg Community from 1958 until his passing. He attended the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by wife, Frankie Faye Stallard Cooper of Deutschburg; sons, Steve and Kim Cooper of El Campo, Rodney and Kathy Cooper of LaWard; grandchildren, Courtney Cooper, Alexis Cooper, Shelby Cooper, Ryan and Kara Howard and Lindsay Howard; great grandchildren, Karys and Drew Howard and Kinlea Cooper; sisters, Margie Johs of Palacios, Dorothy and Claude Collins of Palacios, Shirley Rogers of Ewing, Kentucky, sisters and brothers-in-law, Novella and Raymond Bales of Marble Falls and Fannie Raye and Bill Ivy of San Antonio and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Peerbolte, and brother, Felton Cooper.
Pallbearers are Hensley Weaver, Larry Dillard, Eddie Vavra, Ronnie Kubecka, Van Crittendon, and Dick Kubecka.
Honorary Pallbearers are Cody Adams, Scott Arbuckle, Dean Blackwell, Robert Cornett, Billy Hamlin, A.J. Hebert, Bruce Kay, Craig Radley, Bill Scurlock, Brian Streams, Lonnie Williams and Bill Yeager.
The family will receive visitors from 5-7pm Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Interment will be 9am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Deutschburg Community Cemetery and a Memorial Service will follow at 11am at First Baptist Church in Palacios.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Palacios or the Deutschburg Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, 361-972-2012.