Roy Eugene Cooper, 65, son of Roy and Ada Clover Cooper, was born May 2, 1940, near Raymondville. He died Oct. 9, 2005, at his home near Rolla following a lengthy illness.He spent most of his life in Texas County, moving to Rolla in 1991. He graduated from Houston High School in 1958 and worked in the Houston area. He went to work at George O. White Nursery at Licking in 1980, where he continued until 1993 when ill health forced his retirement.He married Karen Willson Nov. 9, 1974, at Houston.Mr. Cooper was a member of the Bucyrus Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bob Cooper.Surviving are his wife of the home; a son, Kevin of Rolla; a daughter, Mitzi Boothe of Ballwin; one brother, Ray Cooper of Raymondville; two sisters, Valere Boren of Raymondville and Thelma Reed of Licking; and three grandchildren.Services were Oct. 12 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Boone Creek Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. “

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