Obituary for Gary Cooper

Ponca City Now - January 24, 2023 3:36 pm

Gary Cooper

August 18, 1959 – January 24, 2023

Gary Wayne Cooper, of Blackwell, Oklahoma, passed away the morning of January 24, 2023 at his home at the age of 63 years.

Gary Wayne Cooper was born on August 18, 1959 in Robstown, Texas the son of Melvin Harmon Cooper and Alice Anne (Means) Cooper. He graduated from high school and went right to work for the refinery.

He has worked the last 45 years in many different capacities, but always in oil and gasoline. He touched the lives of many people that he had the opportunity to work with. He will be remembered as a very hard worker.

Gary married Susan Eubank-Keith on September 5, 2009, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She survives.

Other survivors include children, Jennifer Wolf (Tyler), Denise Deleon, Cody Cooper (Cari), Casey Cooper, Will Stewart, Sean Sullivan (Melody), Kara Stone (Jason), Kristine Hermansen (Mark), Katie Carney (Rob); grandchildren, Cambree, Carlee, Weston, Whitney, Jade, Sammi, Tinley, Huxley, Jacob, Nathan, Kenneth, Sophia, Alex, Benjamin; great-grandchild, Lydia; and his siblings, Robert Cooper (Linda), Junior Cooper (Sandy) and Sally Lamb.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family, who lovingly called him “dad dad.”

Gary was a fan of Street Outlaws and NASCAR. He enjoyed tinkering on cars, smoking cigars, he was a jack of all trades and a cat lover.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at 3pm on January 28th in his shop at 1114 W McKinley Ave, Blackwell OK.