Benjamin Yancy Cooper Jr.

Published 4:26 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Benjamin Yancy Cooper Jr., 95, of Atmore, passed away April 19, 2015, in Atmore.

He was born June 12, 1919, to the late Benjamin Yancy Sr. and Emma Odum Cooper in Mitchell County, Ga. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, took part in the Battle of the Bulge and was highly decorated for his heroism, which earned him a Bronze Star.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Katherine Cooper; grandchild, Brandon Agerton; and his two brothers, Bill Cooper and Jack Cooper.
He is survived by his two sons, Benjamin Y. (Kay) Cooper III, of Falls Church, Va., and  Kenneth M. (Dawn) Cooper of Atmore; a daughter, Kay Porter of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Gordon Hughes of Thomasville, Ga.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 22, at 2 p.m., from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dustin Stockstill officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with honors.

Pallbearers will be Josh Mims, Alex Cooper, Kenny White, Dan Godwin, Daniel Moore and Roger Adkinson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 22, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.