Mr. Wayne Carl Cooper



Mr. Wayne Carl Cooper of the Vassar, and Millington MI areas passed away peacefully at his residence, with his family by his side, on Friday January 13, 2017. Wayne was 81.

Wayne was born in Birch Run, MI on May 14, 1935 to the late Walter and Effie (Loomis) Cooper. He married Marilyn Ill on August 24, 1957 in Millington, MI. They were both life long residence of the Millington and Vassar area. Before Marilyn passed they celebrated many years together. Wayne worked for 30 years with the AC-Spark Plug division of General Motors in Flint, MI before retiring in 1983. He spent his retirement farming, gardening, visiting friends, going to Senior Citizen Jamboree’s, and cooking for his grandson.

Wayne is survived by; his son and daughter in-law Terry and Theresa Cooper; grandchildren: Dr. Christopher Cooper, Michael and Jayme Cooper, Nicholas Cooper, Regina and Nathan Pingatore, and Justina Cooper. His great grandchildren; Rylan and Carson; brother Gary and wife Karen Cooper, a twin sister Wavis Roberts. Wayne leaves his extended family; Kreg and Kelly Woods, Kurt Woods, Jolie and Ron Weston; sisters in-law Rosemary and Jim Childs and Sharon and Gordon Woodhull; very best friends Stan Spencer, Emerson Doering and Ronnie Clark. Wayne leaves also many nieces, nephews, and other friends. Besides his wife and parents Wayne is also preceded in death by, very special companion Carolyn Woods, three brothers; Dale, Dallas, and Clarence Cooper, and three sisters; Bernadine Korth, Mary Jane Gross, and Erma Cooper.

The Cooper family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington, Mi on Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm and also Thursday morning January 19, 2017 form 10:00 am until the services begin. Funeral services for Wayne will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday January 19, 2017 at the Hanlin Funeral Home with the burial to follow at the Millington Twp. Cemetery. You're welcome to express condolences, share a memory, or light a candle by opening the Guest Book page.


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