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William "Buddy" Thomas Cooper

February 17, 1940 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 77)

William Thomas “Buddy” Cooper, of Cloverdale, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at his residence.

Born on February 17, 1940, in Adair County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Henry and Nellie Rich Cooper. Buddy retired from Mayflower Moving Company in Indianapolis. He had a long and fruitful life. Mr. Cooper had a strong Christian faith and was a member of Soul Harvest Church in Cloverdale. He had a lifelong love and passion of music and songwriting.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Garland Cooper, whom he wed on June 26, 2009; seven daughters, Anna Modene (Daniel) Cooper of Bowling Green, Ethyleen (Mike) McFarland of Liberty, Vikkie (James) Scherschel of Poland, Ind., Julie Brown of Cincinnati, Heather (Steve) Bryant of Ohio, Darlene Nipper of North Carolina and Mary Kay (Allen) Storm of Martinsville, Indiana; and eight sons, Joseph (Phyllis) Cooper of Liberty, Tony (Nancy) Cooper of Liberty, James Cooper of Liberty, Kenneth (Diane) Heagy of Cloverdale, Ind., Charles (Gina) Heagy of Cloverdale, Ind., Nathan (Sharon) Heagy of Fillmore, Ind., Calvin Cooper of Cincinnati, and Danny Nipper of Cincinnati. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Zirkle of Medora, Ind.

In addition to his parents, Buddy is preceded in death by a daughter, Lavonda Nipper; three sisters, Evona Shelton, Leona Propes, and Brenda Begly; and two brothers, Edward Cooper and Calvin Cooper.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Barnetts Creek Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Buddy Cooper will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Mr. Coopers grandchildren will serve as his pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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