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Junior Cooper

October 4, 1942 — July 27, 2023

Ellenboro, NC

Junior Cooper, age 80, of Ellenboro, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, July 27, 2023 at his residence.

Junior was born Sunday, October 4, 1942 in Rutherford County. He worked for the North Carolina Department of Transportation in bridge construction most of his adult life until retirement. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and as a deacon. Junior enjoyed taking care of his horses, Stella and Angel, and was a motorcycle enthusiast. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas Lee Cooper and Flossie Rose Cooper and by a granddaughter, Leslie Marie Fish.

     Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Mary Philbeck; two daughters, Rose Cooper Fish (Wayne) of Ellenboro and Connie Cooper Bradley (Buddy) of Rutherfordton; grandchildren, Benjamin Bradley (Rebecca), Bryson Fish, Casey Bradley Edwards (Randy) and Blake Fish; great-grandchildren, Safari Bradley, Artie Bradley, Cooper Bradley, Khylee Fish, Isaac Fish, Abigail Edwards and Michaela Edwards.

     The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, July 31st at Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Ellenboro with Reverend Johnny McCarty officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.

      Memorial donations are requested to the local chapter of the Gideons, PO Box 834 , Forest City, NC  28043 or to Victory Missionary Baptist Church, 531 Soco Gap Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com    

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Visitation

Sunday, July 30, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221a, Forest City, NC 28043

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 31, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Victory Baptist Church-Ellenboro

531 Soco Gap Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040

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Interment

Monday, July 31, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Victory Baptist Church-Ellenboro

531 Soco Gap Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040

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