• Woodford Sun Staff Report


Stephen Lee Cooper, Sr. 72, husband of Ruby Cooper, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. 

Born on Oct. 9, 1948, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Elmer D. and Stella Hall Cooper. He was a groundskeeper for Hillenmeyer for many years.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by three children, Stephen Lee Cooper Jr., Versailles; Katherine (Chris) Lavonne Cooper Pack, Lexington; and Christopher Lee Cooper, Versailles; four siblings, Darlene (Clinton) Tupts, Millville; Virginia (David) Gayle Miller, Versailles; Elmer (Melinda) D. Cooper; and Pamela Cooper, both of Lexington, and five grandchildren, Stevie Cooper III, Laura Hoard, Sabrina Cooper, Bailey Hoard and Faith Ann Cooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Allen Cooper; five siblings, Jerry Cooper, Alice Wooldridge, Elsie Shields, Norma Shields and Linda Combs; and a granddaughter, Ruby Jean Cooper. 

To honor his wishes, the family will not hold any services. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial Donation, P.O. Box 21903, Lexington, Ky. 40522. 

Family and friends may share memories or leave messages of condolence on his tribute wall at www. blackburnandward.com.

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