COOPER, Thomas William

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Submitted by Mary Love Berryman ( – 5 December 2004


Thomas W. Cooper, 62, Former Resident, Dies in Mexico

Thomas William (Tommy) Cooper, 62, of Houston, former long-time resident of Georgetown where he was proprietor of the Cooper Drug Store, died suddenly on Friday, June 5, in Monterrey, Mexico while on a fishing trip with his son, Thomas J. Cooper, and a friend.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon June 9, at 3:00 o’clock at Settegast-Kopf Kirby Drive Chapel in Houston with the Rev. M. Eugene Vickrey, Pastor of South Main Baptist Church, officiating, and burial was in Woodlawn Garden of Memories.

Mr. Cooper, son of Mrs. T. J. Cooper of Austin, former resident of Georgetown, and the late Mr. Cooper, was born in Florence on June 19, 1907, and lived most of his life in Georgetown where he attended the Georgetown Schools and Southwestern University and was a member of First Baptist Church from early childhood.

At the time of his death he was a pharmacist at South End Pharmacy in Houston and member of Friendship Bible Class and South Main Baptist Church.

Mr. Cooper’s fine character and friendly disposition endeared him to all who knew him.

His wife, the former Miss Ona Lee Jackson, who was head of the Homemaking Department. of the Georgetown High School, at one time, preceded her husband in death about six months ago and a son several years ago

Mr. Cooper is survived by his son, Thomas J. Cooper of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. John W. Byers of Houston and Mrs. J. W.Lambert of Lafayette, Louisiana; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. T. J. Cooper of Austin; brother, Halley L. Cooper of Austin; sister, Mrs. George Muller of Conroe; several nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.