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Obituary for James Davis Cooper Jr.
James Davis Cooper Jr., 87, passed away on Friday July 17, 2015 at his home. J.D. was born in Lockhart SC on May 4, 1928. He was a son of the late James Davis Cooper Sr. and Essie Williams Cooper. He was a navy veteran of WWII. He became one of the youngest member of the navy at the age of 14 he served for one and one half years when his Mama informed the navy of his real age. After WWII he served in the US Merchant Marines. He was a retired operator with the Savannah River Plant. He was a member and past master of Harmony Masonic Lodge #17, a member of Omar Shrine Temple and a member for over thirty years of The Train Collectors of America where he served as president of the SC Chapter. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director and member of the Choir. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, Grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11 AM in Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. James Hamilton and Rev. Dean Deer officiating. Burial will follow in the Barnwell Memory Gardens on Reynolds Rd. with military and masonic rites accorded. The family will receive friends at Mole Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 pm. Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be the caregivers of Day Break Adult Care. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Lucille Billings Cooper of Barnwell; son, James Davis Cooper III of Eutawville SC; daughters, Laura (Jack) Sanders of Barnwell, Gail (Eddie) Hutto of Blackville, Patty Cooper (Charles Gooding of Barnwell and Jimmie (Jeff) Myers of Charlotte NC; sister, Rosemary Arrington (Joney Lawson) of Lexington; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.