Richard Boyd Cooper

Born: Wed., Aug. 18, 1937
Died: Tue., Jul. 3, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: Long House Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: Long House Funeral Home

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Richard Boyd Cooper, 80, of Cherokee passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Tsali Care Center after a period of declining health.  

He was a retired veteran of the US Navy and Coast Guard.  

He is survived by his children, Terry Cooper and Michelle Cooper Whitely; two sisters, Maxine Hyde and Pauline Fisher.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis J. Cooper and Lona Parker Cooper; Brothers, C.J. Cooper, Harry Cooper, and Kelly Cooper; one sister, Joanne Lambert.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10 AM until 11 AM at Long House Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11 AM.  Pastor James “Bo” Parris will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Drama Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Steve Youngdeer Post 143.  Pallbearers will be among family and friends.

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Otto Schlicht
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
I am so sorry to see that Richard passed away. I just read it in the USCG retiree newsletter. I was stationed with Richard on the USCGC Chilula in 1963-64 era and been trying to locate him the past 3 years. I googled his name (first and last name) in Cherokee and came up with a lot. I called some and sent a letter to one that was close to his name but never got a response. We were best friends and I worked under him as a EM2 on the ship. We had lots of good times and we drove around Morehead City in his 1956 ford convertible and worked on it in our spare time. Please respond and let me know more about Richard and his life after he left the Chilula. I feel very bad, I was unable to locate him and meet up.

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