Wayland E.


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Wayland E. Cooper

Oct 13 1927 - Jun 30 2005

Wayland E. Cooper Born in Coryell, Texas on October 13, 1927, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2005 after a short illness with pancreatic cancer. He married Ellen Earline West in March of 1945 in Amarillo, Texas. They had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Wayland served his duty in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Ft. Lewis Washington and later transferred to Ft. Ord, California where he received an honorable discharge. He and his wife then returned to Dumas, Texas to make their home. He was in the oilfield business and retired from Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America after 34 years. He worked for Natural Gas in Dumas, and transferred to Wharton, Texas where he was made Plant Supervisor. After 9 years in Wharton he then transferred to Great Bend, Kansas where he lived for 6 ½ years. He made plans then for retirement to property on Lake Houston. He lived on Lake Houston in a house he built until moving to McKinney, Texas to be near his grandchildren. He lived in Stonebridge Ranch near the golf course to pursue his love of the game. He was active in the First Baptist Church of McKinney. He took great pride in the Senior Citizen’s Center of McKinney where he was past president of the Dance Club. He joined the 42 Club at the Center, which he enjoyed very much. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. One of his biggest thrills in life was watching his grandchildren play sports. He felt his greatest achievement in life was raising two wonderful sons, Tony and Stacy, and bringing them to accept Christ into their lives. He was a very warm, caring and kind man and because of this he had many, many friends that cared deeply for him. He is survived by his wife, Earline Cooper; his son, Tony Cooper and wife, Joann; his son, Stacy Cooper and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Lindsey and Grant Cooper; brother, Sterlin Cooper and wife, Suzanne; and numerous relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and sister, Margaret Ann Krejci. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 2, 2005, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., Friday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society by calling 800-227-2345.
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