June 22, 1947 ~ April 18, 2022

Born in: Springfield, MO
Resided in: Clarkson, KY

Stephen Gail Cooper, age 74 of Clarkson, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022 at his residence. He was born June 22, 1947 in Springfield, Missouri the son of the late Emanuel and Ola Fortner Roberts.

Stephen was a hard-working man who put is family first, especially his children. He was proud to coach his sons’ sports teams. In his spare time, he enjoyed body building, fishing and anything outdoors.

Left to honor his memory are, his two sons, Sean Cooper and his wife Tandy and Michael Anthony “Tony” Cooper, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, Donald Cooper and his wife Linda and two sisters, Brenda Vincent and her husband Dewey and Mary F. Cooper.

Aside from his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Roberts and his companion, Delores Similey.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the family to assist with final expenses.

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Visitation: April 30, 2022 1:00 pm - April 30, 2022 4:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Memorial Service: April 30, 2022 4:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754

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  1. Dear Sean & Tony, I sorry that my brother passed. I emotional today with memories flooding my emotional body. This time I share will be a story from your Dad’s days before you guys were born and I was little girl. Your Dad was always interested in being active and fit. During his early high school days he was a champion speed skater and dancer upon skates at what I think was the first CHAMPS across from Valley High. Grama Ola made him and and his partners beautiful sequinned shirts for Steve and skirts for the girls. Steve was always Momma’s baby boy and she loved him dearly as he loved her. As he grew older he started “Spelunking” thru caves. Then he got interested in hawks hunting. He had a beautiful red tailed Hawk, sister Betty raised little white mice for the hawk to eat. weekdays while Steve at work the Hawk was kept in the garage on a pole perch tethered by its leg so it not fly away. Sometimes when we got home from school the hawk had fell off the perch and was left to hang upside down. Thankfully Dad would get home and gently place the hawk in a shovel and lift it back to the perch. The mice and hawk totally terrified me! Betty was different though and her and Steve were of like minds even in the early days. I will try to find some pics to share. GOD BLESS you guys!

      • I sent a small basket of flowers for you TANDY. I am very thankful that SEAN IAN has found your LOVE. Due to medical problems I will be unable to attend the services, Me and my husband both have heart problems. I cannot attend because I have A. Fib and the anxiety will be quite a trigger! I have tried to send pics t this page but I must be doing something wrong because i am computer ignorant.I pray the basket comes. I do wonder why instead of flowers family asks for money to pay final expenses?? What happened to his insurance he had from his Union Membership?

  2. I have sent two baskets of flowers plant that I pray will be at the service to honor STEVE. Violets for Tandy, and the other from Grama Ola and Aunt Betty to Sean and Tony Cooper from their home in heaven. They sent me a dream. If Steve has no insurance if you provide me with email I can send prepaid card from Amazon. I really am sorry for all the pain and hurt feelings. my email is: and if I get yours maybe I can help a little bit? Pray for you all to have peace and love soon.

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