MR. MICHAEL JAMES COOPER, {60} passed on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Conway, SC. He was born July 3, 1958 to the late William Cooper and Barbara Olivia McDaniel-Cooper.

He was also preceded in death by three {3} brothers, William Cooper, Robert Cooper, Edward Cooper and one {1} sister, Alsace Jackson.

Michael attended Overbrook High School and upon graduating, he entered into the United States Army after completing his tour in the service. Michael attended Monroe College.

Michael reunited with his lost love Patricia Gethers and they married February 3, 2007. In 2015 he suffered a stroke, but he didn’t let that hold him back he continued to travel with his family and friends.

He later relocated to Conway, SC in 2016 were he made his home and he later learned that he had stage 4 cancer. He fought a good fight with the support of his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Gethers– Cooper; his eight {8} children, Nicole Cooper, Michael Gethers, Tanya Gethers, Michelle Gethers, John Cooper, Dominic Cooper, Annalisha {Nikki} Cooper, and Devante Cooper; his two {2} brothers,  Leroy Cooper and Donald L. Teal, Jr; and his two {2} sisters,  Barbara Ann Cooper and Dorothy Cooper;  his two {2} step-children, Clararesa Gethers and Matthew Gethers; his aunt, Elizabeth;  as well as forty {40} grandchildren; three {3} great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

 Graveside Services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, July 20, 2018 at Florence National Cemetery in Florence, SC.  Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel. 


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