Kent Wilson Cooper, 61, died October 9, 2013 at his residence in Pittsboro following a period of declining health.
Kent was born in Durham County on October 4, 1952, the son of Kenneth Wilson Cooper and Wynell Stout Cooper. A lifelong resident of Chatham County, Kent graduated from Pittsboro High School, where he was a member of the football team. He was also a graduate of Catawba College, with a degree in business.
The Cooper family formerly owned the Ford automobile dealership in Pittsboro, where Kent worked in sales. Kent enjoyed automobiles and racing, and was involved with his son Michael in Michael Cooper Racing.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Allred Cooper; son, Michael Cooper; sisters, Jennifer Bouldin and Penny Boone, all of Pittsboro; “brother” Leon Williams of Pittsboro; as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family.
The service to celebrate the life of Kent Wilson Cooper will be conducted at 2:30 pm Sunday, October 13, 2013 from Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Pastors Dan Robinson, Ray Gooch and Wesley Thomas presiding. Burial will follow in the Bynum Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6 – 8 pm Saturday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro, and at other times at the Cooper residence.
Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be directed to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Arrangements for Mr. Cooper are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro.