James Winfred Cooper, 85, of, Siler City went to his Heavenly home on Friday, September 24, 2021 surrounded by his family at his home.
Mr. Cooper was born in Wake County on October 20, 1935, the son of James Atlas Cooper and Porter Stone Cooper Hale.
James was a member of Center United Methodist Church and served as a greeter. He spent his working years as a truck driver. James loved to spend time outside fishing, watching western movies and playing pool with his friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wives; Mildred Ruth Cooper Johnson, Anna O'Neal Cooper, and Mary Woodruff Riggs Cooper and; and grandson, Ray Riggs.
He is survived by his daughter; Sherry Foust and husband Charles of Julian; son, Gary Cooper of Jonesville; stepchildren, Steve Riggs, David Riggs and wife Jennifer of Climax, Thomas Riggs of Liberty, Carolyn R. Myers of Greensboro, and Susan R. Kitterman of Randleman; brothers, Robert "Bob" L. Cooper and wife Sandra of Snow Camp, and Donald Garrett Hale and wife Brenda of Kernersville; 14 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren on the way.
The family will receive friends Monday, September 27, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Center United Methodist Church, 9204 Center Church Road, Snow Camp, NC. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Wendy Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Masks are required for all services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Cooper family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com