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Services to celebrate and honor the life of Michael Cooper will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Foyil. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday and family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. at Rice Funeral Service. Interment will be in Washington Cemetery. Michael passed away Feb. 23, 2016 at the age of 15. Michael Wayne Cooper was born June 9, 2000 in Claremore, Okla. to William Wayne Cooper, Jr. and Brandy (Brown) Cooper. From an early age Michael always loved sports. As a toddler, he loved playing catch with the football and set a record with 250 consecutive catches. He was a huge fan of OU and Washington Redskins football and the OKC Thunder. He enjoyed drawing and playing video games. Michael was a very determined kid and strived to be the best at whatever he did. He was a jokester and out of fun would give you a hard time. At the same time he had a kind spirit. Michael wanted to make everything okay for the people he loved. He loved his siblings and cousins. He was always patient and enjoyed teaching them. Michael never missed the opportunity to say “I love you” which was the last thing he said to his family. It is an understatement to say Michael will be missed by his family but their memories will be cherished forever. He is survived by his mom, Brandy Lofstrom and stepdad, Jeremy of Broken Arrow; siblings, Kalia Cooper, Samantha and Andrew Lofstrom, and Clinton Goin; grandparents, Sandra and Kendall McKisick of Claremore, Mike and Deena Brown of Mustang, Bill and Debbie Cooper of Claremore, Suzanne and Dana Chandler of Broken Arrow, and Larry Lofstrom and Diana of Broken Arrow; aunts and uncles, Amanda and Scott Lowry of Bethany, Whitney Brown of Tulsa, Chris and Molly Lofstrom of Hays, Kan., Jarrod and Junece McKisick of Broken Arrow, Travis and Kennisha Cooper of Claremore, Mark and Seasons Cooper of Claremore, and Bruce Carpenter of Claremore; cousins, Kimberly Dawn, Jessica, Autumn and Justin Bostwick, Cambria Brown, Marcelyn Lofstrom, Caleb Alvez, Joseph McKisick, Ty, James, Madison, T.J., Italy, Jordan and Jayden Cooper, Mark, Jr., Khari, Darius and Tezaria Cooper, Weston and Bruce, Jr. Cooper; cousin and best friend, Skylar Porche; great grandma, Sally Ferrell of Broken Arrow. Michael was preceded in death by his dad, Billy Cooper; infant sister, Elizabeth Cooper, and grandpa, Steve Cordrey.
Published on  February 28, 2016
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