Curtis L. Cooper, age 47, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Janice Faye Tipton Cooper and the late George P Cooper. Curtis served in the United States Navy and was employed as a Chemical Operator for Eastman. He was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. Curtis enjoyed the Southeastern Autorama, golf and was an avid Vols fan.
In addition to his father, Curtis is preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Dorothy & John C. Tipton; and paternal grandparents: Marcus & Vira Cooper.
In addition to his mother, Curtis has left behind to cherish his memories: his wife of 24 years; Jill Ervin Cooper of Unicoi; Daughter: Deanna Brooke Cooper of the home; Sister: Christy Runnion of Erwin; Nieces: Hannah Runnion of Erwin; Madison Dykes of Kingsport; Nephew: Dylan Dykes of Kingsport; Mother-in-law & Father-in-law: Charles & Midge Ervin of Erwin; Brother-in-law: & Sister-in-law: Julie & Lance Dykes; Several Cousins, Aunts and Uncles
The family request the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Curtis L. Cooper in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM, Monday, May 26, 2014, at Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and will continue until the service time on Monday. Reverend Noah Taylor and Reverend Danny Hughes will officiate.
A committal service will be at 1:45 PM, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the V.A.Mountain Home Cemetery with Military Honors. Serving as pallbearers is Franklin Holton, Paul Wilkins, Steve Strickland, Gary Sparks, Lance Dykes, Adam Bess, Steven Tipton, James Eddenfield, Rick France and Calvin Edwards. Serving as honorary pallbearers is Southeastern Autorama Members and Eastman Co-workers. Those who are attending, please meet at the cemetery on Tuesday at 1:45 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deanna Cooper College Fund, C/O First Tennessee Bank, 210 Gay Street, Erwin, TN 37650.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Curtis Luther Cooper through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.
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Earl Hendricks King, age 89, of Kingsport went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Asbury Place in Johnson City, TN.
He was born in Kingsport, and had fourteen brothers and sisters. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, loved gospel music, and was a member of the choir which he loved. He loved people and enjoyed making them laugh. He never met a stranger. Mr. King was a master Barber from a young age, and owned multiple barber shops throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy H. King.
Surviving are his children, John King of Kingsport, Carole King Hough and husband Mike of Atlanta, GA; and Morgan King and wife Linda of Kingsport; grandchildren, Bryan King and wife Beth, Jason King and wife Kellie Wallerstein, Kris King, Jay Smith, Jessica King, Ben King and wife Aprill, Eliza Chidester and husband Devin; thirteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a precious friend, Howard Hobbs.
A lightly catered gathering to celebrate his life will be held from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Trinity Memorial.
The family would like to extend many thanks to all who loved and tended to Earl at Asbury Place, Caris Hospice, Holston Valley Hospital, and Johnson City Medical Center.
Trinity Memorial is honored to serve the family of Mr. King. For more information please call (423) 723-8177 or to send flowers or condolences, visit www.trinitymemorialcenters.com.