Harold ‘Gary’ Cooper
STEUBENVILLE — Harold W. “Gary” Cooper, 93, of Steubenville, formerly of Apple Valley, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at his residence following a two-year illness.
Mr. Cooper was born June 4, 1914, in Springfield to George Raymond Cooper and Helen Mame (Lyon) Cooper. He was a graduate of Grandview High School in Columbus and started working for RANCO Corporation in Columbus following graduation. He worked for RANCO for over 40 years, retiring as plant supervisor. Following his retirement Mr. Cooper moved to Apple Valley near Mount Vernon so he could be near Apple Valley Golf Course to pursue his love of golf. Mr. Cooper had been employed at the Apple Valley Golf Course in its pro shop and as a starter for over 30 years. The last time Mr. Cooper played golf was when he was 91 years old and he shot an 84. Three days later he became seriously ill and was never able to play another round of golf.
He was a member of the Danville Grace Brethren Church. He was also a life member of the Masonic Blue Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, the York Rite Masonic Degrees and the Aladdin Shrine in Columbus.
Surviving are his daughters, Carolyn (Jon) Bush of Findlay and Sandra Conrad of Steubenville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ruth Cooper; his son, Raymond Arthur Cooper; and his sister, Mary Blum.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with Pastor Al Hockley officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the funeral service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Danville Grace Brethren Church, in care of Pastor Al Hockley, 19840 Danville-Jelloway Road, Danville, OH 43014. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.