YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Highway Tabernacle Church for K. James Cooper, 75 of Youngstown who died unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 25 at his residence.
James was born June 28, 1943 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Lester and Evelyn (Schaeffer) Cooper and came to this area in 1972 from Beaver, Pennsylvania.
James graduated from Freedom High School in 1961 and served in the United States Air Force.
He was a typesetter for the Youngstown Vindicator for several years before working on the assembly line for General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 2014.
He was a member of Highway Tabernacle Church where he sang in the choir. He also served on the Board at the church and for Valley Christian School.
James leaves his wife, the former Phyllis Irene Nunamaker, whom he married October 11, 1969; two daughters, Deborah (Mike) Marrie of Altamonte Springs, Florida and Lori (Dr. Charles) Hill of Greer, South Carolina; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. James also leaves a sister, Barbara (Ernest) Inman of New Brighton, Pennsylvania; a brother, Chester (Patty) Cooper of Rochester, Pennsylvania; three half-brothers, George (Nancy) Hohla of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, John (Linda) Hohla of Aliquippa and Gerald (Marie) Cooper of Endicott, New York and two half-sisters, Linda (Ken) Alexander of New Brighton and Sandra (John) Janicki of New Brighton.
Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Hill and a sister, Ruth Cooper.
Friends may call for one hour prior to the service on Saturday, May 18, at the church from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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Arrangements handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes.