Gary Allen Cooper, 57, of Orange, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, Aug. 5. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Don Sheffield of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 -8:00 p.m., Wednesday, and from 8:00 a.m. until service time, Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Cooper was born in Orange on Aug, 4, 1955 to Garney Lee and Barbara Lee (Glesmann) Cooper. He was a 1973 graduate of Lutcher Stark High School and attended Lamar University. He was a longtime employee at Invista where he was a maintenance supervisor. He attended what was formerly known as 12th Street Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and a caring, devoted, loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Dale Richey and his grandparents.

Gary is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Rebecca “Becky” Cooper; sons, Lee Allen Cooper and Matthew Dale Cooper and sisters and brothers-in-law, Renee and Monty Jarrett and Charlotte and Steve Liles. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Lucille Richey and a host of relatives and friends who will all miss him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.