âRonald Gene Cooper died unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday January 21st, 2020 in Jacksonville Florida at the age of 65.
âRon is survived by his daughter LaLoni Cooper and her significant other Joseph Swann. Ron is also survived by his 2 granddaughters Kendall Swann and Khloe Swann, all from Jacksonville Florida. He is survived by his mother Geneva Bumgarner, sister Diana Arms and her husband Thomas and brother Ricky Cooper and his wife Patty all of Richlands Virginia. Ron is also survived by brother Rodney Cooper of St. Augustine Florida. His nieces Kristy Lynn Hubbard and husband Matt, Monica Cooper, Ariel Cooper, Hayley Cooper and nephew Jeffrey Aldridge. Ron is survived by his great nieces and great nephew and by many more aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family which whom he loved with his whole heart.
âRon is preceded in death by his father Bobby Cooper and his step father Dalton Bumgarner. He was also preceded in death by both his paternal and maternal grandparents.
âRon was born on January 23rd, 1954 in Richlands Virginia. He graduated from Richlands High School in 1972 and immediately enlisted in the US Navy and married his ex-wife Brenda S. Cooper of Cedar Bluff Virginia. He retired at the rank of Radioman Chief Petty Officer after 21 years of service. He then went on to dispatch for the Florida Highway Patrol for 16 years before fully retiring to enjoy time with his family and his 2 granddaughters, whom he thought the world revolved around.
âThere will be a Remembering Service in Jacksonville Florida on Saturday February 15th, 2020 from 1-2:30 pm at Fraser Funeral Home. 8168 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida, 32221.
âThere will be a Veterans Memorial Service Sunday March 8th, 2020 at 2 pm at Clinch Valley Cemetery (formerly Hill Creek Cemetery) with family and friend gathering at Bonanza in Lebanon, Virginia after the memorial. For Mark Cawthon – Shipmate He was a fellow shipmate and most of all friend. We had had a chance to meet up in Mombasa Kenya and were stationed together at Navfac Antigua. You are now relieved shipmate, we have the watch. Maybe we can meet up again on Half Moon Bay. March 10, 2020 Lisa Hunter – Friend My heart goes out to you Laloni and your children. You and those girls were the center of his world and constantly spoke of you and them every conversation we had. I knew Ron as a duty officer supervisor at the Florida Highway Patrol, always fair and great to work with. As a friend Ron would do anything for anyone no matter. He spent time with friends and family doing what he loved, just being a part of their lives. He cared for people and always was an open hand and ear to me and my children during hard times. Ron always did things that made his heart happy and made him happy to be a part of. Blessings to you and your family and I know your hiking the mountains, riding your bike and playing lots of golf. Take care my dear friend, I will miss you! February 13, 2020 Kathleen Dally Thomas – Friend & Teacher of the Girls My deepest to you, LaLoni, Kendall, Khloe and Joe for your loss! My heart just breaks for you all because I know how close you all were! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! â¤ï¸????â¤ï¸ Kathy Thomas January 30, 2020 Patsy Shortt – Friend of family I am so sorry for your loss praying for the family and Diane and Geneva I love you both January 29, 2020 Christie kernop – Friend Laloni and family I’m very sorry about your loss January 29, 2020 Russell Benner – Friend I trained and worked with Ron at FHP, and we played golf about once a week at then NAS Cecil Field before going in for our afternoon shift. We had a lot in common; both retired Navy Chiefs, had teenage daughters, loved golf, cribbage, swapping sea stories, i.e. Rn had a big heart and made friends easily. He is already missed by so many people. Far winds and following seas, my friend, R.I.P. Relax, we have the watch! January 29, 2020 Diana Arms – Sister Ron was the best brother a girl could ask for, he was so humble and kind hearted! He was always thinking of others. Growing up he was more like a dad to my youngest brother Rod, they did a lot of things together. Ron and Laloni would start a bucket list every year as to what they were going to do that summer. Rons greatest love was that he had for his granddaughters Kendall&Khloe! I hope you are hiking in heaven. I love you and miss you my sweet brotherâ¤ï¸ January 29, 2020 Service Details Fraser Funeral Home 8168 Normandy Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32221
Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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