William Cooper, Sr.

ALBANY -- William David Cooper, Sr., 67, of Henry Road, Sylvester, GA, died June 12, 2012 at Willson Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Paul will officiate. Interment will follow in Leesburg Cemetery.

A native of Americus, GA, Mr. Cooper grew up in Webster County and lived in Albany and Leesburg until moving to Worth County, GA in 2006. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Company after eighteen years and was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his son, David Cooper, Jr. (Priscilla Cross) of Worth County, GA, a daughter, Carolyn Cooper Parker (Mike) of Leesburg, GA, a special friend, Cheryl Wiggins of Leesburg, GA, three brothers, Melvin (Shirley) Cooper of Leesburg, GA, Ray Cooper of Camilla, GA and James (Charlotte) Cooper of Yatesville, GA, two sisters, Nancy (Woody) Norrell of Griffin, GA and Dell Spring of Albany, GA, his grandchildren, Emily Parker, Peyton Parker and Dillion Cooper and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home.

Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 323 Pine Ave., Albany, GA, 31701.

To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews' website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Mathews Funeral Home

Albany 229/435-5657