Jimmy J. Cooper
Jimmy J. Cooper, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at his home in Salina. He was born September 14, 1940 to Paul and Esther (Young) Cooper in Salina.
Jimmy attended Salina High and graduated in 1958. He attended Kansas Wesleyan University and graduated with a Bachelors in Business.
Jimmy had a passion for music. He played the guitar in many local dance bands including, The BJ4 and a national recording group, The Marketts. He also played in the worship band at his church for many years.
Jimmy was the founder and co-owner of Accounts Receivable Services. He was a member of the 1st Nazarene Church in Salina, ACA and KCA, of which he was a past president.
Left to mourn his passing are -
Wife of the home: Rita
Son: Brad Cooper of Salina
Daughter: Paula Cooper of Denver, CO
Granddaughters: Brandi and David Trussell of Denver
Kelli Jaggers of Topeka
He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Esther Cooper.
Jimmy was a people person and others were easily drawn into conversations with him. Some of his favorite topics were the 60s rock scene of which he was a part with the Marketts. He would easily share about a song or the groups history not only for the 60s, but any music from musicals to rock to jazz, or even country.
For the past 15 years his favorite band was the First Nazarene worship team as well as special music for church events and funerals. He enjoyed playing in church and giving praises to God using his gifted natural talents of playing guitar and singing.
A funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, May 3, 2014 at First Nazarene Church with Jon Fillipi officiating.
Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday at Ryan Mortuary 137 North Eighth in Salina.
Memorials may be made to First Nazarene Church and are in care of Ryan Mortuary 137 North Eighth Salina KS 67401.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ryanmortuary.com.
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