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Kenneth Woodrow Cooper

September 17, 1937 — December 26, 2023

Bonaire

Kenneth Woodrow Cooper ‘Ken’, 86, passed away peacefully December 26, 2023, at home surrounded by his beloved and dedicated wife and three daughters. He was the son to the late Hilda Lela Cooper and Woodrow Wilson Cooper.

Ken was born and raised in Tampa, FL where he was the oldest of seven siblings. He graduated Pasco County High School, Dade City, FL in 1956. During his senior year of high school, Ken enlisted in the National Guard where he served for eight years as a cook.

During his career, Ken held three jobs. His work ethic was impeccable, so much that he never called out of work. He had a way with words where he could sell ice to an eskimo. Ken was employed with Sears as a delivery truck driver. During that time, he met the love of his life, June, whom he has been married to for sixty-six years. Years later, Ken and June moved to Gadsden, AL with their three daughters and Ken became a milkman with Mello Dairy. During their time in Gadsden, Ken and June welcomed another daughter, completing their family with four girls. Ken then became employed with Townecraft Cookware where he was a devoted in home demonstrating salesman selling cookware all over the SouthEast for over fifty years. Ken was promoted to SouthEast Regional District Manager and moved to Warner Robins, GA to start the Dixie Regional Division. Under Ken's leadership, the Dixie Division was recognized as the number one division in sales, receiving multiple awards.

Ken also known as, "Woody, Woodrow, and Paw-Paw" lived a full life. He was an avid golfer that enjoyed golfing with his sons-in-law and grandsons. He accomplished to have three Hole-In-Ones over the years. He enjoyed traveling all around the world, but his favorite places to visit were the tropical islands. That is where he found his taste of love for Jamaican rum. When Ken was not traveling or golfing, you could find him sitting on his lanai with his cocktail and cigar listening to George Jones. Family meant more to Ken than anything, and he always looked forward to people visiting. When it was time to leave after a visit, he would say, “You checking-out.” Ken was known to be a jokester and loved to tell jokes. His favorite phrases of all time were “Hey Buddy” and “Son of a Bitch.”  He was known for loving old movies, specifically, Driving Miss Daisy and On Golden Pond.

Ken was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Sharon Cooper Herren; sisters, Marion “Sissy” Newlan, Myrtis Steciuk; and brothers, Larry Cooper, Don Cooper.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Delores June Cooper 'Granny'; daughters, Lisa (Tom) Dent of Macon, GA, Patricia (Rick) Myrell of Bonaire, GA, Allison (John) Green of Kingsland, GA; seven grandchildren, Christopher Varnadore and Ashley Varnadore, both of Bonaire, GA, Mallory (Jack) Wilson of Auburn, GA, Brittney (Matt) Mullis of Macon, GA, Benjamin (Victoria) Green of Kingsland, GA, Tom (Rebecca) Dent of Culloden, GA, and Parker Green of Kingsland, GA; nine great-grandkids, Mackenzie Branson, Abagail Imel, Kenlie Imel, Ryan Green, Weston Dent, Brooks Wilson, Tyler Green, Waverlee Dent, and Beckett Mullis; and sisters, Linda (Dave) Harrington of Dover, FL, and Eva Allbritton of Jasper, GA.

The family wishes to express their sincere thank you to Ken’s Hospice nurses, Tim Watts, Kellie Loyd; as well as caregivers, Avis Felts, and Pam Brown for taking care of him during this past year and for all the love and support they have shown.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home.  Afterward, Kenneth Woodrow Cooper will be laid to rest in the Magnolia Park Mausoleum.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be given in memory of Kenneth Woodrow Cooper to Alzheimer’s Association, 886 Mulberry St., Macon, Georgia 31201.

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