James Cooper Jr.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

James Arthur Cooper Jr., 50, of Scott City died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at his home.

He was born July 10, 1956, in St. Louis, son of James Arthur and Doris Virginia Thorn Cooper Sr. He and Peggy Sue Arbogast were married Dec. 9, 1994, at Benton, Mo.

Cooper was a maintenance custodian at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He attended Father's Arms Fellowship in Scott City.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife; his father of Cahokia, Ill.; his mother of Scott City; twin daughters, Ashley and Jamie Cooper of Cape Girardeau; two stepsons, Michael Rulo Jr. and Brian Rulo of Scott City; a stepdaughter, Amanda Rulo of Scott City; two brothers, Kevin Cooper of Decatur, Ill., Steven Thorn of Indiana; two sisters, Linda Walton of Scott City and Sherry Wilson of Cape Girardeau.

There is no visitation.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. The Rev. Ken Strong will officiate.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.