Vernon Cooper, 82, of Vidor died Sunday, Dec. 19 at his residence.

Graveside services were held on Monday, Dec. 27 at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Born on Feb. 3, 1928 and a native of Mount Pleasant, Texas, he was a lifelong resident of Beaumont, before moving to Vidor three years ago. Vernon served his country in the US Army during WWII and he was a gauge man in the offshore industry.

Vernon is survived by his son David Cooper of Vidor, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.