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Mr. William "Bill" C. Cooper
April 3, 1941 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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William “Bill” C. Cooper of Galesburg died unexpectedly Monday, January 30, 2024 at the OSF St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Room.
Bill was born April 3, 1941 to Loy Max and Martha (Brock) Cooper in Zanesville, Ohio. Surviving Bill is his wife, Kathryn (Huston) Cooper, their fur baby, Lucky, his sister, Dee Paul of Florida, his nephew, John Paul, his niece, Christy Paul (Scott Kamien) of Florida and their children, Cassie and Carson Kamien, a step sister, Arlene Quinn, a step brother, Will Cooper. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a step-mother Marcelene Cooper, a half-brother Sam Cooper, and last but not least, all of his past four legged furry friends.
Bill grew up in Dresden, Ohio where he attended Frazeysburg High. He went on to join the Navy in 1961 where he became a Naval Electrical Engineer until his discharge in 1966. In 1974, Bill married the love of his life, Kathryn Huston, in Newark, OH. They would have celebrated their fiftieth anniversary this year. Together, they would often go dancing and loved to spoil their dogs who were often referred to as their children. In later years they both enjoyed a lot of online shopping. Bill went on and worked as an electrician for the U.S. Government and had a computer business, I-O Com in Licking County, Ohio. He loved to meet his buddies in the morning for a hot cup of coffee or to grab a quick bite to eat over the years. Since moving to Galesburg he developed some memorable friendships with the staff and morning regulars at The Grandview. Bill also had a special bond with many of his and Kathy’s help over the years through Help at Home and enjoyed visiting with them on a regular basis. Special thanks to those who made Bill’s days more enjoyable.
Cremation will be accorded per Bill’s wishes. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Memorials may be made to the family. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com