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Forrest Q. Cooper

Born: Sun., Mar. 9, 1924
Died: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Location: Gaydos Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
Location: Gaydos Funeral Home

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Mr. Forrest Q. Cooper, Age 95, of Vanceburg, Ky., passed away Saturday November 9th, 2019 at the Maysville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Maysville, Ky., after an extended illness.

Forrest was born in Eby, Ky. March 9, 1924 to the late Columbus W. and Oma P. Roe Cooper.

Was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. in Vanceburg, Ky., also was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army in which he served in the Army Corps of Engineers in the South Pacific for 25 months.  After the war he started working for the Pennsylvania Railroad; then started working for Westinghouse Corporation in Mansfield, Ohio for 25 years.  Was owner and operator of Cooper Brothers Tire and Auto Parts which he started in 1965.  Forrest was an avid horseshoe player and traveled all over the country where he participated in at least 22 horseshoe tournaments.

Forrest was inducted into the Kentucky Horseshoe Hall of Fame in 1997.  He was a member of the Hilltop Tabernacle Church and was attending the First Baptist Church in Garrison.

Left to cherish his memories are two sons- Wayson (Patty) Cooper of South Shore, Ky; and Jeff (Debbie) Cooper of Morehead, Ky.

15-grandchildren and 18-great-grandchildren also survive who will mourn his passing.

Preceded Forrest in death beside his parents was his wife of 70 years Eloise Kinney Cooper, one son- Miles Quintin Cooper, one great-grandchild- Toby Cooper, 3-sisters- Mabel Heath, Genieva Gilbert Shumway, and Avanelle Cooper.  8-brothers- Chester, Rudolph, Wallace, Vernon, Lionel, Donald, Corbett and Columbus W. Cooper, Jr.

Military graveside rites will be accorded by the V.F.W. Post 5438 Monte Lewis Stamm Vanceburg, Ky.

Visitation will be Friday November 15th, 2019 from 5-8 pm and from 8:00 am until time of services Saturday at the Gaydos Funeral Home 159 2nd street Vanceburg, Ky. 41179.

Funeral services will be Saturday November 16th, 2019 at 12:00 pm (NOON) at the funeral home with Brother Wes Cooper officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cooper cemetery Scotts Branch, Ky.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

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Jason Cox
   Posted Sun November 10, 2019
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. ~Revelation 21:4

Sorry to hear of Forrest's passing. I will keep all of his family and friends in my prayers.

The Shope Family
   Posted Sun November 10, 2019
Our family is so sorry and would like to offer our condolences at this time for the loss of Mr. Cooper. We grew up in Vanceburg knowing so many good and fine people and he was one of them. We hope that your grief will be short in that all his wonderful memories will take the place of any tears and pain. May God bless all of you.

sheila stidam
   Posted Sun November 10, 2019
Deepest sympathy from my family to yours. Another great one is gone....

Garry Jackson
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
So sorry for the Cooper Families loss , but heavens gain . Glad I got to meet his sons and families and other friends the same day Forrest passed away . I have known Forrest for many years and also have talked to his wife a lot over the years. I know they are both rejoicing together at this time . Like we were talking about the day he died , I feel Forrest will still be pitching them shoes when he’s in heaven and a force to be reckoned with !! We will always be connected together as we are all in the horseshoe family !! God bless the Cooper family and may Forrest Rest In Peace In his heavenly home .

Charlie & Judy Hester Thompson
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Sympathy, love & prayers for all the family. God Bless