Cooper Heath Wilson, 83, of Altus, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 2, 2013, at Plantation Village Nursing Home in Altus.
Cooper was born May 26, 1930 in Victory. He was the son of the late William Henry and Georgia (Grant) Wilson. He had served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict where he parachuted behind enemy lines. Following his service in the United States Army, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Cooper was honorably discharged from the Navy and later moved to California. He worked as an Ironworker in construction for many years before he retired.
Cooper moved back to Jackson County in 1989 where he made Headrick his home. He had served as the Post Commander at the V.F.W. in El Cajon, Calif. Cooper loved fishing and hunting, computer games and visiting with his family and friends.
Cooper was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sisters, Alma Wilson and Carmen Wilson; six brothers, Windy Wilson, Harold Wilson, Russell Joe Wilson, Lee Wilson, Robert Wilson and Bill Wilson.
Cooper is survived by two brothers, Jon Wilson of Altus, and U. S. Wilson of New Cuyama, Calif.; one sister, Laura Festervan of Ft. Worth, Texas; and by three special friends, Ralph Richey of California, Jack Priddy of Headrick, and Bob Priddy of Amarillo, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many, many friends.
A special visitation is planned for Friday at the Headrick Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com