Ernie Cooper, 78 years of age, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
Ernie was born September 24, 1941 to the late Chester Charles "Sonny" and Mildred (Morris) Cooper.
Ernie married Alberta Biller on December 19, 1964 in St Joseph, MO. Ernie is survived by his loving wife, Alberta, two daughters Marca (Steve) Robinson, Christi (Stoney) Hays. He was the proud grandfather to four grandchildren, Morgan and Cooper James Hays, Abbey and Amber Robinson and two great grandchildren, Ashur and Andrew Jay Sego.
Ernie served in the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division. He had a great career with United Steelworkers of America. Ernie began as a local union representative at Wire Rope, he progressed through the union with the pinnacle of his career being the President of the Staff Representatives' Union for USW.
Ernie and Bert moved to Branson West, MO in 2005 where he was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church of Kimberling City. Ernie loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards, cooking, hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and watching wildlife in his backyard.
Due to the current conditions, the memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family is requesting memorial donations to the Boys and Girls Club of the Ozarks, 1460 Bee Creek Blvd., Branson, MO 65616. www.bgcozarks.org
Arrangements are under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Directors, Branson.