Obituary of Adolphus Arnold Cooper
Adolphus Arnold Cooper, born in Burnsville, NC on Sept 18, 1929 went home to be with Jesus peacefully on Saturday March 4, 2023 after being in Brian Center Nursing Care in Columbia, SC for a very short time.
Arnold served four years in the United States Air Force. He owned a construction company and Arnold’s Donut Den in Boone, NC in the 1970s. In 1977, Arnold moved to Morrisville, NC where he worked helping build the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in New Hill, NC. He moved to Aberdeen, NC in 1983 where he worked civil service at Ft. Bragg until he retired. In 2017, he moved to Gaston, SC to be near his daughter Tina.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nina Culler Tucker Cooper of Gaston, SC; a son Jeffrey Cooper (Janet) of Killeen, TX; a daughter Susan Cooper Clark of Prattville, Alabama and grandchildren Jason, Joshua, Jerod, and Jennifer; Tina Cooper and partner Pete Rodriguez of Summerville, SC, and grandchildren Jacob and Ashton Smith; a daughter Pamela Tucker Moretz (Carter) of Boone, NC and grandchildren Eric, Angie and Brandi. He is also survived by a multitude of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Bertha Robinson-Cooper, siblings Mary Rachel Cooper Taylor, Pearl Cooper Kilpatrick, Charles Cooper and Ray Cooper, and a son Jamie Tucker. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Margaret Idol Cooper.
His first love was Jesus Christ and then his wife and family. He was very active in church most of his life. He loved to read, especially the Bible. He also loved to sing and speak in church.
Services will be held at a later date at Mount Lawn Cemetery in Boone, NC.
South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book by clicking on the “Tribute Wall” tab above.
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