Dave Lee Cooper, 63, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on February 24, 2021 in Little Rock. He was born on August 24, 1957 to the late James and Lillie Cooper.
He worked as a counselor for Youth; inspiring and influencing the youth in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Dave loved basketball and baseball, and enjoyed playing every weekend with the youth he mentored. Dave went to Saginaw High School, and then attended UAPB where he played football and in 1984, received his degree in Industrial Technology. He dedicated his life to Jehovah in 1988, and became a Jehovah’s Witness. He loved and ministered in the Pine Bluff, East Congregation in the 1990’s.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents James and Lillie Mae Cooper; nephew Christopher Cooper; sisters Carolyn Cooper, Minnie Cooper, and Jean Frazier; and nephew Cedric Hinton.
Survivors include daughter Latreese Cooper; fiancé Sheila Donaldson; sisters Dorothy Johnson, Mary Cooper, and Marcy Jelks (Phil); brother Navadoe Cooper; uncle Lewis Williams; his nephews Raphael, Tony, Eric, Jerome, and JT; nieces Candy, Tangela, Thalia “Nett”, and Tianna; special friends Khaki Terrell, Charles “Dexter” Ingram, and Jerry Pearson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
A family hosted celebration of life honoring Dave’s life will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021 via virtual Zoom meeting at 1:00 PM.
Services, under the direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.