James Carl Cooper

November 14, 2017

James Carl Cooper, 87, of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospice House in Indianapolis.  He was born on January 20, 1930 in Monroe County, Kentucky to William Howard & Kittie (Creek) Cooper.  Jim married Lois “Jean” Lucas on August 16, 1953 in Cutler and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2011.

At a young age, Jim moved to Frankfort and attended Frankfort High School.  He was in the United States Army and served state side during the Korean War.  He worked as a crane operator at ALCOA and retired after 33 years of service.  After retiring, he worked in maintenance at the Frankfort Eagles Lodge for 17 years.  He was a Golden Eagle at the Frankfort Eagles Aerie 976 and a member of the American Legion Post 12.  His passion was woodworking and he also enjoyed jewelry making, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Memorials may be made to Frankfort Salvation Army, 300 West Washington Street, Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 South Main Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit 4-7 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at the funeral home.  Burial with Military Honors will follow services in Rossville Cemetery.

Survived by:

He is survived by his Daughters:  Debra Dieterle (Companion:  David Hamilton), Sandra Rudd (Companion:  Kenny Faulkner), and Cherri (Husband: Ben) Flora;  Sons:  Gary (Wife: Sara) Cooper and Danny Cooper all of Frankfort;  Brother:  Donald Wayne Cooper of Forest;  A Niece who was loved like a daughter:  Joni (Husband: Walt) Coffman South of Frankfort;  11 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by ­­­an infant daughter:  Brenda Cooper and 4 brothers and a sister. 


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “James Carl Cooper”

  1. Janis & Dick Wills November 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Dear Cooper Family,
    We will all miss Jim dearly. Our Tuesday’s won’t be the same, with out him at the Eagles drawing. We’ve all been very blessed to have him in our lives. He was a sweet, kind and giving man.
    Rest In Peace Jim with Jean.

  2. Linda Benge November 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Our hearts are aching along with all of yours on the passing of your dad; yet also rejoicing that we know Heaven is real and that you’ll all see him again. God bless you each one. Thank you Lord for sending Your comfort. Amen.

  3. Kathy Lane November 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Sorry for your loss. We are unable to attend service helping in laws get settled in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Joni Marcum Hendrix November 16, 2017 at 1:28 am

    All my love and prayers to your family as you go through this time.

  5. Tim Myers November 16, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Very sorry to hear about Jim! He lived a long life and was loved and cared about by many. He will be missed! I wish I could be there Friday to pay him and all of your family my respects. However, I have and appointment this day that has been booked for a couple months and can’t miss it.

  6. Rudy and Emma Salinas November 16, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Cooper family, our condolences on the passing of your father, 87 years, what a blessing to have a loving father, all these years. Prayers for you all and may God give you all strength and blessings, in these difficult times.

  7. Sandy (Stewart) Glover November 16, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the family.

  8. Will Rogers November 16, 2017 at 11:13 am

    So, so sorry for the entire Cooper family. Jim will be missed by everyone that ever met him.

  9. Marilyn Beard November 16, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. with Love and Prayers

    Marilyn Beard

  10. Carolyn Michael White November 17, 2017 at 6:41 am

    So sorry for your loss, Jim was a good man who I always enjoyed being around. My prayers will be with your family at this time.

    • Cathy Cooper November 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

      You all are in my thoughts and prayers, I won’t be able to make a trip to Indiana. Uncle Jim is my Dad’s brother. Sending my love to you all!

  11. Heather Sanders November 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

    So sorry to see this! Love you all!!!

  12. Deborrah (Horn) Burgess November 17, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Dear Deb, I’m so very sorry for your loss ! My prayers are with you dear!

  13. William December 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Our hearts’s are broken, as we had no idea! Our love, care and thoughts are with you all! We would have drove a million miles to be at Jim’s service! My husband is fighting a daily struggle to stay alive and is only 45 and looked forward to visiting with Mr.Cooper when we got to Indiana as my husband has 2 inoperable brain tumor’s and suffers seizures due to them but loves the Cooper family and looked up to Mr. Cooper like a dad. We are so sorry for your loss – just know you’re all in our thoughts our prayers and we will cherish all the pictures and memories and all my sun catchers he always bought me as I still have them all! We loved him and missed him and Danny and Nate so much! Love Linda, Bill & the kids

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