1940 Jimmie 2020

Jimmie Carl Cooper

August 8, 1940 — December 17, 2020

Jimmie C. Cooper, age 80 passed the surly bonds of this earth on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Preceded in death by dad and mom, William Carlos Cooper and Emma Laverne Cooper; deceased wife, Brenda Cantrell Cooper. He leaves behind a large family, wife, Beverly; sister, Carol (Van) Bubel; sons, Buddy (Tracey), David, Travis (Stephanie); daughter, Ginger and Robert Campo; 2 stepsons, Keith (Lori) Lewis, Kyle Jenkinson; 7 grandchildren, Victoria, Kevin (Lane) Cooper, Anthony, Deanna and Ali Campo, Lucas and Ashlyn Cooper; 3 great-grandchildren, Danica, Cameron Herron and Waylon Cooper. He was a 24-year military veteran, serving in 3 branches of our armed forces, United States Air Force 57-61, Combat Veteran Vietnam United States Navy 63-68, United States Army Reserve 72-76 and retired from the Tennessee Air National Guard 80-91. Later in his life, he was an avid R/C airplane builder and instructor pilot. He was a proud father of 2 sons and 3 grandchildren to also serve their country in the military. The family would like to thank the medical staffs for their support and service during his battle with cancer; the office and staff of Dr. Richard Gaddis, the office and staff of Dr. Matthew McCarty Oncologist, the nurses and staff of the 5th floor at Blount Memorial Hospital, and the nurses and staff from Hospice Care at Blount Memorial Hospice for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KA 758517. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM with Ken Hall and Daniel Cline officiating. Inurnment to follow at Prospect Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jimmie Carl Cooper please visit our Sympathy Store.
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