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May 30, 2013

(8/5/1949 - 5/21/2013)

Robert Leroy Coop, Jr., 63, of Gorin died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in the emergency room of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

He was born the son of Robert Leroy and Mattie Belle Coop on August 5, 1949 in Keokuk.

Robert married the former Jacqueline Mills on November 2, 1976 in Keokuk. She preceded him in death on June 10, 2009.

The Coops settled in Gorin. Robert loved to do carpentry work. They attended the Gorin Baptist Church and he loved his family very much.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a son, Robert Leroy Coop III.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeanette Jones and husband Jerry of Gorin and Alisha (known as Daisy by her father) Coop, all of Gorin; sisters, Gail and husband Max Gutting of Kahoka, Cindy Miller of Gorin, and Jeannie Balmer of Kahoka; brothers, Richard Coop of Gorin, David Coop of St. Patrick, and Tom Coop of Keokuk; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Gorin Baptist Church with Mark Drummond officiating. Marsha Davis, Terry Sommers, and Kerry Parks performed Amazing Grace. Ricky Coop, Donnie Pflum, Ronnie Boyer, Harold Miller, Robert Arnold, Allen Peterson, and Mike McNichols served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Gorin Cemetery.

Memorials were suggested to the Coop family and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Mr. Coop's family by signing the guest book at Arrangements are being handled by Gerth Funeral Service.

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