April 27, 1931 ~ February 25, 2022

Born in: Caneyville, KY
Resided in: Leitchfield, KY

Dempsey Cooper, age 90 of Leitchfield passed away February 25, 2022 at his residence. He was born April 27, 1931 in Caneyville, Kentucky the son of the late Sanford and Myrtle Pate Cooper.

Dempsey was a patient man and very kind-hearted. He is described as a “a good man all around.” He retired from Grayson County as a road grader. He loved his family, especially his dog, Una. He lived his last three years with his granddaughter and best friend, Shannon.

Left to honor Dempsey’s memory, are his children, Deloris Embry and Sherman Cooper, his grandchildren, Angela, Jeremy, Cody, Shannon, Nina, Lisa, Greg, Daniel, Valerie, Shawn, Barry Jo and Christian, and several great-grandchildren.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Jean Bratcher Cooper and four children, Eugene Cooper, Joy Cooper, Margaret Franks, and Diane Cooper.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Cain Cemetery in Caneyville.

Caneyville Memorial Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Cooper. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Dempsey Cooper and sign his virtual guestbook at


Graveside Service: March 1, 2022 11:00 am

Cain Cemetery

Caneyville, KY 42721

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  1. So Sorry I missed the service FB just now let me see this, I had planned on going! I have kept you all in prayers! Dempsy was a good man! My love to you all!

  2. RIP Dempsey. Spent a lot of nights with Deloris in the Cooper house. Lots of memories made. He and Dad used to run together. He will be with Jean now and his children that passed way too young. Dempsey and Jean were special. Loved them dearly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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