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Memorial service for Alpha Omega Cooper (Dody) will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021, 2:00 pm at Cameron Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma. Dody passed away in Kansas City, Missouri on August 15, 2021. We kindly ask everyone to please wear a mask above your nose and below your chin.
Dody was born April 24, 1938, to Reverend G.C. and Lucille Cooper in Lawton. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior on August 29, 1976. He was a member of Cameron Baptist Church (Lawton) and Connection Point Church (Raytown, MO). Dody attended Dunbar Elementary and graduated from Douglas High School in 1956. He worked for the City of Lawton in Vehicle Maintenance for over 50 years.
Dody was married to Lucille Breedlove and the couple later divorced. He then married Martha D. Young.
Dody was an avid animal lover who raised horses, pigs, rabbits, dogs, chickens, and ducks. He was the co-founder of the Lawton Rough Riders Horse Club with his best friend Lacey Thompson (Doughboy). He also enjoyed drinking coffee in the morning with his co-worker Johnny Payne, and spending time every day with his best friend Leo James enjoying a Sonic Route 44 Diet Coke & skittles. He was known throughout the Lawton View community – affectionately known as “Uncle Dody” and a chauffeur to those who did not have transportation to pay their bills, grocery shop, or handle any other business.
Dody also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren who brought him lots of joy. He loved his family and would help anyone in need. Dody was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.
He is survived by his wife: Martha D. Cooper; sons: Alford Garrett, Alpha Cortez (Margie); Gregory Dean. Daughters: Kathy Johnson (William); Elaine Andrews (Eugene); Eunice Fry (Leroy); Christa Cooper-Booth (Courtney); Helen C. Nassir; Yvette Donahue; Judy Collier; Uniqua F. Cooper. Niece: Frankie Shaffer; Nephew: Robert Chatman; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Rev. G.C. and Lucille Cooper; brothers: Ned Cooper, Thomas Earl Cooper; sisters: Helen Cooper, Esther Lee Dowling, Eunice Hobson.
Denise Aquino says
My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family. I knew when I met his daughter Christine (Helen to me ??) that she was raised to be a wonderful, spiritual, caring person and that her daddy played a big role in that. I’m sure that sadness and heartache will be overwhelming during this time but I’m also sure that Mr Cooper was welcomed into the arms of our Father God and our Savior Jesus. He is home now where he has always been loved and awaited. May God continue to bless this family and keep you in his loving care.
Gustava Cooper-Baker says
Praying for you and the family.
Rami Reddy says
My deepest condolences to you and your family. While it can be overwhelming and sad during this difficult time for you and your family, I believe it is equally important to celebrate his life.
Please let me know if we can help you in any way. Praying for you and your family.
Nikita Cooper says
You the greatest and I will truly miss you with all my heart you was always there for me and on me like a real father love you so much you will always be In my heart I will and have made sure that all your grandchildren and great grandchildren will know about they grandfather sending prayers out to all the family
Chuck Bruns says
Martha please know you are in our prayers and i hated that the coronavirus kept me from spending time and watching the Chiefs and the Royals with Dody. I will miss my friend greatly.
Eboni Williams says
My deepest condolences to the family. Mr. Cooper sure made me feel like a part of the family he will truly be missed.
Eboni, Marcus & MJ
Benita Petty says
Christina and family please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of your dad. Rest assured you will rejoice with him again in the presence of God, and oh what a day of rejoicing that will be. Please know we are praying with and for you.
Benita Petty and family
Rhonda Jordan says
Christina, I love reading about your Dad’s life. I have heard you talk about him so much. He has a great family and it’s known and felt in your Mom’s relationship of love. I can see his love and legacy in you and your boys. The love you have for him is so beautiful. I am praying for your family for comfort when the memories come from day to day. God is faithful and always present. I’m so thankful for your testimony of God during this time. I love you and will be praying continually.
Vickie Payne says
I’m so sorry for your loss. My dad was Johnny Payne. When dad and Dodie would go to coffee, Dodie would start honking the horn about halfway up the alley. By the time he was at mom and dad‘s driveway, dad was out there waiting on him. Dodie was so good to my dad after his heart surgery. Dad had six massive strokes after heart surgery and one of them left him blind. I can’t begin to tell you how much he helped my dad. They were affectionately known down at the city compound as: salt and pepper. They wore that title proudly. Dody always had a smile on his face and he never seem to be in a bad mood. The good Lord created a very special person when he breathed life into Dody’s lungs. He will be missed!