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Kent Wilson Cooper

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 9, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

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.


Condolences for the family of “Kent Wilson Cooper”

Condolence from Marilyn on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda, Michael and the Entire Cooper Family, Warren and I thinking and praying for your family during this time.

Warren Grant and Marilyn Collins

Condolence from cj whitaker on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda and family, I just want you all to know I’m thinking of you during this time. I hope you find comfort knowing Kent is in a better place.
In Peace & Love
Cathy

Condolence from Paula Fiest ONeal on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda, Michael, and siblings. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest assured knowing kent is in a better place now with no more suffering. God bless you all !

Condolence from Paula Fiest ONeal on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda, Michael, and siblings. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest assured knowing kent is in a better place now with no more suffering. God bless you all !

Condolence from Deborah Simpkins McDonald on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

The Simpkins Family would like to express our deepest sorrow to your family. We will keep you in our throughts and prayers. Michael you are a kind young man and we all love you at Wake County Speedway.

Condolence from Heike Dietrich now Hasenauer on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

I was a member of Kent’s graduating class from Pittsboro High School, 1970. Our class was small, so we all pretty much knew each other. I knew Kent played football and was popular. Although I never had the opportunity to be among his close-knit circle of friends, I remember him as always cheerful, and a kind soul. I’m sorry he had to leave this earth so soon. And my deepest condolences go to his loved ones.

Condolence from Wanda Hudgins on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda, Jennifer, and Penny I send my prayers to you and your family. I have fond memories of Kent and I know he will be greatly missed by his entire family… May God keep you close in his care and bring you comfort in the days ahead…

Condolence from Rick Whitfield on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda, Michael, Jenny, Penny, and extended family. One of my favorite football pictures is of Kent pulling out on a running play. I try to tell people how close the last class of Pittsboro High was, but it is impossible to describe. God bless and keep you all as He will Kent. Rick Whitfield and family, Class of ’70, Dragons forever!

Condolence from Jeff and Beth Brafford on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda and Michael, you are in our thoughts daily, Kent will be missed by many. We so enjoyed our times together racing, talking, and laughing etc.. We hope that your many memories will be a comfort to you in the days to come.

Condolence from William J. Cooper Jr. on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

I found Kent by doing a family tree DNA. I never met him, but on facebook, I realy liked him. I will miss him.

Condolence from Jan & J. T. Mueller on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Michael. Jan & J. T. Mueller

Condolence from Ruth Thomas on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Dear Linda and Michael,
Our hearts go out to you. You are in our prayer’s. We were praying for Kent and hoped that he would make it. He is in the arm’s of Jesus. Prayer’s for you,
Ruth and Charles Thomas

Condolence from Doug and Hope Clark on October 11th, 2013 12:00 am

Dear Linda, Michael, Jenny, and Penny,
We were so sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. He fought a good fight. God bless and comfort you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doug and Hope Clark

Condolence from Cherri Taylor on October 12th, 2013 12:00 am

Our prayers are with you. Kent was a great guy and we will always have fond memories of racing with your family.

Tim, Cherri, Sarah & Adam Taylor

Condolence from Peggy and Ray Hackney on October 12th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda, it’s so hard losing a part of yourself. May God grant you and Michael his peace and grace to sustain you in the moments and days ahead. Love Peggy and Ray

Condolence from Jackie Roberson on October 12th, 2013 12:00 am

Love and peace to all of you!!!
Jackie Roberson and Dylan Rigsbee

Condolence from Nancy Martin on October 12th, 2013 12:00 am

Just know I understand and that my heart breaks for you. I,m here to help if you need me.

Condolence from Dale Wilson on October 12th, 2013 12:00 am

Praying for the whole family during this sad, but joyful time. I know Kent will be missed by all, but he is rejoicing in a better place without all the pain. Anything I can do, just let me know. Love Ya’ll.

Condolence from Shelley Thomas Allen on October 12th, 2013 12:00 am

Linda and Michael I am so sorry about your loss, I grew up around you and have such fond memories of coming over and visiting you. You are in my prayers.

Condolence from H.D. Griffin on October 12th, 2013 12:00 am

I knew Kent while he was employed at Capital Ford. We worked together in the commercial truck dept. and he was a pleasure to be around. He will surely be missed by all. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

Condolence from Angie Heigl on October 12th, 2013 12:00 am

Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time of sorrow! Mr. Cooper will be greatly missed.

We are friends of Michael and have seen them at many race tracks over the years. I know he is a proud daddy right now and always will be!

Remember “Coop”, he will always be there waiting for that checkered flag buddy!

Joe & Angie Heigl

Condolence from Pnyllis Curt on October 13th, 2013 12:00 am

so sorry
to hear of your sad time today .I will pray that God be with you in this time. Just take one day at a time and remember all the good times.

Condolence from Rhonda Lassiter Vitagliano on October 13th, 2013 12:00 am

I am so sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. I will always remember his laugh. I knew his health was declining for a while, but was shocked when I heard this. My sincere condolences to Linda, Michael, Jenny and Penny.

Rhonda Lassiter Vitagliano

Condolence from Jerry Pedley on October 13th, 2013 12:00 am

Thoughs and prayers are with Kent’s family. Got to hang out with Kent when he had the shop in Sanford. Many good talks and fond memories. He will be missed.
And now that he is watching–all he needs is that 68 in first.

Condolence from Wayne Mabry on October 14th, 2013 12:00 am

Sorry to hear the news of Kent. Prayers to all the family.

Condolence from MaryLisabeth Strowd Rich on October 14th, 2013 12:00 am

Cooper Family –
So sorry to hear of your loss. As a child I remember Kent well, he always had the latest Ford truck and it always had the most lights! Without question, I know he fought the hard fight. We will keep you all in our prayers in the days, weeks and months ahead. Thinking of you all Penny, Jenny, Ray and Linda.

Condolence from Eddie & Ruth Williams on October 20th, 2013 12:00 am

To Linda & Michael, Jenny & Penny & families: We were saddened to learn of Kent’s passing — we knew of his illness but were hoping he would not leave so soon. We were out of town on our trip West to visit our son & his family and did not know in time to call & express our sympathies to you all. Please know we share in your grief for Kent and will keep you all in our prayers. May God richly bless you and comfort you with His great love and power. Our sincere sympathy & love to you all, Eddie & Ruth Williams

Condolence from mo sanders on November 2nd, 2013 12:00 am

i will always rember the days when we raced together 4/4s will think of kent every time we go down the track racing will miss you you always had a smile mo

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