Talmage “T.O.” Otto Cooper

July 2, 1936 - October 13, 2023
Talmage  “T.O.” Otto Cooper

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Talmage “T.O.” Otto Cooper, age 87, passed away on October 13, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. Talmage was born on July 2, 1936 in Beaufort County the son of the late Clifton and Lyda Cooper. He was a 1954 graduate of Pantego High School. Talmage worked at Weyerhaeuser in Plymouth for 44 years. He served for many years as a firefighter and board member of the Pungo River Volunteer Fire Department. Talmage had a talent of being able to fix just about anything with his hands and in his earlier years he farmed the family farm. He loved his family and was always willing and wanted to give a helping hand.

On August 2, 1958 he married the LOVE of his LIFE Frances Ann Williams. They were blessed with 65 years together. One of the family values was he attended church his whole life and was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife: Frances W. Cooper, children: Shelton Talmage Cooper (Debra) and Terry Lee Cooper, grandchildren: Crystal Everett (Rumley), Lauren Blount (Garry), Nicholas Cooper (Coral), Jeremy Cooper (Madison), Maranda Cooper (Quajuan Hall), Grace Davis (Desmond), a very special third grandson: Angus Spencer and great-grandchildren: Trey Moore, Brailey Everett, Kirk Blount, Ryder Cooper, Tripp Everett, Briar Cooper and Colin Blount.

Along with his parents Talmage was preceded in death by a great granddaughter: Lilly Faith Everett, brothers: C.B. Cooper, Shelton Thomas Cooper and sister: Thelma Joyce Cooper.

The family would like to thank Community Home Care & Hospice and all the care givers that has helped lighten the load over the years.

Memorial Services will be held 5:00pm Sunday October 15, 2023 at Union Grove Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Grove Church of Christ Youth Fund by CLICKING HERE

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service of Washington is honored to serve the Cooper family.

Memorial Service

Sunday, October 15, 2023
5:00 PM

Union Grove Church of Christ - Directions
6889 NC-99
Pantego, NC 27860

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  • October 19, 2023
    William A. (Bill) Griffin says:
    Thinking of you, Frances Ann. May the Lord bless you in this time of transition.

  • October 18, 2023
    Levi Cichorz says:
    Mr. Cooper was a great man. I am sorry for your loss. I remember many great conversations with him at Union Grove. He always had an encouraging word and showed his love for God, his family and others with the way he lived his life. God bless you all as you mourn his passing.

  • October 15, 2023
    Joyce Cutler says:
    Dear Terry,Shelton , and Family, Thinking of you and sending love. Joyce Cutler

  • October 15, 2023
    Mark and Nora Woolard lit a candle:
    Lit since October 15, 2023 at 10:19:59 PM

  • October 14, 2023
    Stan & Diane Asby says:
    Mrs Frances, So sorry to hear about your loss. We will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • October 14, 2023
    Virginia Keech says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You were so blessed to have such a wonderful man for a long long life. I’m sure he will be greatly missed!