Robert J. Cooper

Robert J. Cooper, age 78, of Tecumseh, passed away, November 23, 2012.Robert was born July 22, 1934 in Tecumseh, Michigan, the son of George and Geneva (Bennett) Cooper.Robert married Carol A. McClure in 1996 at the Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church and she survives.Robert was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, Rawsonville Plant. Robert was a member of the Tecumseh Masonic Lodge No. 69 F.& A.M., and also served as Worshipful Master. He was a member of the Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church, which he dearly loved. In addition to his wife Carol Ann, Robert is survived by three daughters, Catherine, Barbara, and Roberta; son; John (Katherine) Cooper of Tecumseh; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Saures and Ellen Phipps.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pattie, grand daughter, Natasha, brother, William, and sister, Georgiana.Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Jones officiating.Military Honors will also be performed at the church by United States Navy Funeral Honors Team. Final resting place will be at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with a Masonic Service by Tecumseh Masonic Lodge No. 69 F.&A.M. beginning at 7 p.m.Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.

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