Hugh Berkley Cooper, Jr.

hugh cooper, jr.

December 22, 1936 ~ June 26, 2012

Born in: Clarksville, VA
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Hugh Cooper, Jr, 75, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died peacefully in his home on the night of June 26, 2012. He is survived by his wife Cynthia; his son, Hugh Cooper III Vicky; his daughter, Dawn Shein Gary; and brother, Charles Robert Cooper. He is also survived by grandchildren: Zachary and Abby, and Mason and Marlee; and his companion, Spanky, a beautiful sheltie. Hugh was retired from Norfolk Southern after 34 years of faithful service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to McKendree UMC Missions, 1570 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30043 or Gwinnett Animal Shelter, 884 Winder Hwy., Lawrenceville, Ga. 30043. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at McKendree United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA. 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. It was such a pleasure to have met such a wonderful and kind man. I will miss seeing him and his devoted dog. May his memory be Eternal.

  2. Mr. Cooper was a fine gentleman and well respected at our Helena Chemical office. Mr.Cooper and Spanky were always a welcomed and fun visitor,our deepest sympathy to the entire Cooper family.

  3. I took the first mission trip of my life to Piedras Negras, MX with a group that Hugh was part of. It was amazing to experience Hugh’s desire to serve others less fortunate than us. Despite the long drive from Georgia to Mexico and the intense heat, Hugh always had great spirit in serving others.

    Thank you for being a great example of the things that are important in life! I will never forget it.

  4. My deepest sympathies in your loss of Mr. Cooper as I always knew him. When I was a new Track Supervisor on Southern Railway, he gave me much appreciated and needed advice and help, and later in the Chief Engineer’s office I had the pleasure of assisting him on various projects. It saddens me to hear of his loss.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mr. Cooper was a great man and a valued customer. He was always very gracious and a pleasure to be around. We always looked forward to his visits. He will be sorely missed. May God bless you and may you feel his arms around you during this difficult time. Mark Treadwell Owner Chick-fil-a at Pike Street and Suwanee Road.

  6. To our sweet neighbor: ever present on our street, walking Spanky.
    We will miss all your stories about Clemson and Norfolk Southern, all your advise, your grass and garden how “to’s”!! Your suspender outfits. Your riding lawn mower and the perpetual overseeing of your lawn care in the summers. : Your rides to the garage in your Diesel Mercedes at 40 miles an hour,the “max”. Stopping at Chick Fil A on the way back. Your always callin’ our dog Kasey over for a visit!
    You were a fabulous neighbor and a great friend. God bless..

  7. Hello Cynthia and family: I just read of Hugh’s passing and wanted to send my sincerest sympathies. May God comfort all of you in the days and weeks ahead.

    daughter of Larry and Betty Emmertz

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